President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund
Jeanne Rizzo’s vision guided the Breast Cancer Fund to adopt its bold mission of working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Under her leadership the organization has built an impressive track record of successfully advocating for public policy and business practices that ensure safer products and reduce breast cancer risk. Ms. Rizzo is past chair of the California Breast Cancer Research Council and is a steering-committee member of the program’s Prevention Initiative. She is also an appointed member of the National Institutes of Health’s Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee. A nurse, then an award-winning music, theater and film producer, she produced the documentary Climb Against the Odds: Mt. McKinley, which chronicles the Breast Cancer Fund's 1998 expedition.