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Past Leadership

Former CEO Jeanne Rizzo, R.N.

From 2001 to 2018, Jeanne Rizzo guided Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, formerly Breast Cancer Fund, to adopt its bold mission to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Under her leadership, this organization issued multiple scientific reports and advanced public policy changes in San Francisco, the state of California, and in federal law – including a federal ban on phthalate chemicals in toys, the launch of Biomonitoring California, and dramatic reductions in the amount of radiation used in mammograms. 

Jeanne is Chair of the California Board of Environmental Safety and a member of the Seventh Generation Social Mission Board. She also co-founded the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, co-founded the Cancer Free Economy Network, co-chaired the National Institutes of Health’s Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee, and chaired the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Formerly a registered nurse with an eclectic background as an award-winning music, theater and film producer, Jeanne also produced the legendary documentary Climb Against the Odds: Mt. McKinley.


Read her final statement as President & CEO of BCPP

Press Release


BCPP: We are Partners

Celebrating 25 years working to prevent breast cancer.

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