Janine E. Guglielmino, MA
Janine oversees the implementation of our programs, publications and research initiatives. In this role, she contributes to the content and design of all core LBBC activities. She leads needs assessments and evaluative activities that ensure the high quality of existing and future programming. Previously, she served as the organization’s director of publications and communications director, managing media relations, marketing, advertising and promotional activities.
As a writer and editor, Janine has authored hundreds of articles on the medical, psychosocial and practical concerns of people affected by breast cancer. Most recently, she collaborated with a team of professionals to develop a national assessment comparing the needs of more than 2,000 people with different subtypes of breast cancer.
Janine is proud to co-represent LBBC on the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance. She is a member of the advocacy committee of NAPBC, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Previously, she served on several committees for ENACCT (Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials) and as a consumer reviewer for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition’s Income Tax Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Program.
Janine earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Haverford College. She has taken public health classes at Temple University. Before joining the LBBC team, Janine worked as an editor at American Forests and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, both based in Washington, DC.
She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and son, two dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, writing, photography, crafts, walking, rooting on her local sports teams and, most of all, making a difference in people’s lives.
What inspires my work at LBBC:I am inspired by the resilience of the people we serve—by their ability to keep moving their lives forward in the face of a life-altering, traumatic health crisis. I am particularly motivated by our community of people living with metastatic disease. These women and men remind me every day that you can continue making a difference in the world, even when that world confronts you with a seemingly impossible challenge.
My favorite quote to live by:My mom gave me a card with this quote when I finished graduate school 15 years ago. I framed it, and it’s been on my desk ever since.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson