Breastcancer.org Announces David Kopp as the New Chair of its Board of Directors
June 6, 2022 - Breastcancer.org, a leading source of patient-focused breast cancer information and an online community for people impacted by breast cancer, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Kopp as the new Chair of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2022.
“Knowing and having met and talked with so many people impacted by breast cancer, I am acutely aware of the need for empathy, support, and credible information from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond,” said Kopp. “I am honored to work with the Breastcancer.org team as they continue to do more and more for the 20 million people a year they serve.”
David Kopp, Breastcancer.org Board chair
Kopp, a veteran healthcare and digital media leader, was most recently CEO of Healthline Media. He succeeds Jane Hollingsworth, Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures, who has been a member of the Board for nine years and Chair since June of 2019.
Marisa C. Weiss, MD, the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Breastcancer.org noted, “Jane has been a fantastic advocate for our organization for many years now, and we have benefited from her indispensable wisdom, acumen, and humanity in countless ways.” She added, “We are grateful to continue to have Jane as a friend and guiding force.”
A member of the Board of Directors since 2021, Kopp assumes the role as Chair during a time of extraordinary growth and innovation for the 22-year old nonprofit, with plans to build more predictive and personalized digital solutions for the Breastcancer.org audience. This includes addressing health literacy, research participation, and bringing patients and caregivers together with healthcare providers to improve access to care, informed decision-making, quality of life, and achieving the best possible health outcomes.
“The depth and breadth of David's expertise and compassion for people's health is going to be hugely important for Breastcancer.org as we embark on our ambitious growth strategy,” said Hope Wohl, Chief Executive of Breastcancer.org. She added, “We are very fortunate to have David leading our fabulous Board and our organization at such an exciting time."
Breastcancer.org also recently added to the strength of its Board of Directors with the appointments of Ebonne Ruffins Leaphart, VP Local Media Development at Comcast Corp, and Katie Kulik, most recently Chief Revenue Officer at CNET Media Group, a division of Red Ventures. To view the full Board of Directors, visit here.
Along with Hollingsworth, Richy Glassberg, CEO, SafeGuard Privacy, will be leaving the Board as his nine-year tenure draws to a close. Both Hollingsworth and Glassberg remain steadfast friends and supporters of Breastcancer.org, and will each continue to serve as non-Board advisors.
Breastcancer.org is a leading patient-focused resource for breast health and breast cancer education and support. Their mission is to engage and empower people with research, expert information, and a dynamic peer support community to help them make the best decisions for their lives. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2000 by chief medical officer Marisa C. Weiss, MD, has reached 194 million people worldwide since inception. Visit Breastcancer.org for more information.
— Last updated on July 27, 2022, 1:48 PM