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Concordia is excited to announce the appointment of Nancy Brinker to its Leadership Council. A three-time Ambassador and New York Times best-selling author, Ambassador Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Brinker founded Susan G. Komen as a promise to her late sister, and the foundation today is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Ambassador Brinker has received numerous accolades for her revolutionary work, including receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama in 2009. The same year, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

In 2018, Brinker spearheaded the creation of Promise Fund of Florida, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the outcomes and reduce deaths from breast and cervical cancers in Palm Beach County, where 80,000 women reside with no insurance and no medical home. The Promise Fund is utilizing partnerships, navigation, policy changes, and community awareness to create a model of care to be replicated throughout the country.

Brinker has shared her insight at numerous Concordia Regional and Annual Summits in the past and played an influential role in the organization as a Senior Advisor in 2020. Concordia is thrilled to be working more closely with Ambassador Brinker in her new role as Leadership Council Member, where she will shape Concordia’s programming in the global healthcare space and drive the overall growth of the organization.