As a seven-year breast cancer survivor, Rhonda has translated her professional and personal experience into a unique skill set and expertise. In 2010, two years after her breast cancer diagnosis, Rhonda founded Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that provides consulting services with a particular focus on breast cancer disparities, survivorship, and advocacy.
Currently Rhonda is the Project Director for the LiveHealthy OC Initiative, a three-year initiative to transform the healthcare focus from treatment to prevention. Rhonda has also served as the Consultant/Statewide Project Director for the Susan G. Komen® Circle of Promise California Initiative, an initiative focused on decreasing the high mortality rate of African American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Likewise, Rhonda has consulted for an NIH/NCI funded breast cancer survivorship research study at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami targeting the diverse population of Black women in the South Florida community.
Before Rhonda’s breast cancer diagnosis, she was already a mover and shaker in the business world, with experiences in sales, marketing, development consulting, and business management. In 2006, Rhonda was named one of South Florida’s “25 Most Prominent and Influential African-American Women” by Success South Florida Magazine.
● MBA in Marketing and Operations from Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
● B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech