Pam has over 20 years of experience in healthcare advocacy. She will be implementing a broad range of growth initiatives including the foundation’s committed efforts to bring awareness to breast cancer research. Her knowledge in extensive + innovative research experience will provide our team with fundraising strategies and an overall market growth.
Chicago, IL (September 7, 2022) — Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities, welcomes Pam Speer Lewis as the Executive Director. Prior to Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, Lewis served as the Executive Director at the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) / Society of Gynecologic Oncology and brings 20+ years of experience to the foundation starting August 22, 2022.
Passionate about mission, relationship building, strategy, storytelling and fundraising, Pam brings well-rounded experience and skills to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation team. While at Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) / Society of Gynecologic Oncology Lewis was responsible for the strategic development growth, revitalization and execution of the $2.1M foundation arm of Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Her previous work in women’s health will bring new conversations and collaborations to the table that will help drive awareness, action and investment in breast cancer research and education.
“I stand on the shoulders of those that came before me – the founders, volunteers, leadership team, donors and so many more that have driven over $40 million of funding. My contribution is to use my skills and experience to not only continue this work, but find ways to honor, grow and expand it. I love being able to translate the work of physicians and researchers into action and understanding,” says Lewis.
“Being offered the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of an organization that has such a rich history and impact is truly humbling,” explains Lewis. “The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation spans generations and is one of the most passionate in the Chicagoland area. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this incredible community.”
Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. With a mother who is both a breast cancer and multiple myeloma survivor, Lewis’ connection to medicine and the importance of research began early and is not only professional, but personal as well.
Lewis’ first order of business is to meet as many people connected to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation in the Chicagoland area as possible, working with leadership to create the organization’s strategic plan, supporting October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and getting ready for the foundation’s upcoming granting season.