The Breast Cancer Coalition appoints new director

The Breast Cancer Coalition recently announced that Christina Thompson, the organization’s current associate director, has been selected as the new executive director of the coalition, effective March 1. She succeeds Holly Anderson, who served as director for 23 years.

Since joining the nonprofit in January 2021, Thompson has exemplified empathic leadership, a capacity for strong community building, and a steadfast determination to advocate for breast and gynecologic cancer survivors, according to a news release.

“Christina’s strategic vision and great desire will help lead the coalition to new heights,” said Melinda Goldberg, chairwoman of the board of directors.

Thompson has contributed significantly to the growth of the coalition over the past three years, particularly in expanding the organization’s supportive and educational programming offered throughout 27 counties in Central and Western New York. Additionally, she has lent her guidance and insights to many of the group’s initiatives, such as chairing the advocacy committee and providing major assistance with the research initiative.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be appointed as the executive director of the Breast Cancer Coalition,” said Thompson.

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to cultivate community among those touched by breast or gynecologic cancer; to empower informed decision-making through education, support, and advocacy; and to advance research in our region with the goal of eradicating breast cancer.