Living Beyond Breast Cancer Chief Executive Officer Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, announced that Catherine L. Ormerod, MSS, MLSP, has been named our vice president of programs and partnerships. In her new position, Catherine will lead the future direction and ongoing expansion of our resources and programs for people affected by breast cancer. She most recently served as the director of national programs and relationships for Vision 2020 at the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Catherine previously worked with us from 1999 to 2001 as our director of educational programs. Catherine's achievements during her time with us include the co-founding of the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer, the expansion of outreach programs targeted to low-income African-American women and the development of our culturally-relevant publication, We Celebrate Tomorrow: Latinas Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
"We're thrilled to have Cathy back at LBBC," Jean says. "Cathy's proven success in creating and sustaining vital educational programs and support services for targeted populations, and her talents as both a visionary and strategic planner, will serve LBBC well as we continue to expand both the content and reach of our services."
Catherine is excited to join our team and help further LBBC's mission to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
"Over the past 22 years, LBBC has extended its reach nationally due to the respect for those affected by breast cancer that infuses all of its high-quality educational and supportive services," Catherine says. "Breast cancer is a disease that has impacted many, too many, in my circle of family and friends, and I am passionate about bringing LBBC services to even more people to help them find their way through the maze of information and emotions attached to a breast cancer diagnosis. I am excited to join the talented and mission-driven board and staff responsible for LBBC's respected programs. I particularly look forward to working again with Jean, whose clear vision and deep understanding of the disease and its impact are responsible for LBBC’s growth and success.”