Jan Bresch


Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

As the Foundation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Bresch is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which includes development of strategic objectives and partnerships, fundraising, implementation of programs and initiatives, budget development and oversight, board governance and spokesperson.  Before assuming this position, she served as the managing director of development for the Foundation from 2003-2004.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Bresch served as the director of development and public relations at The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, a consultant to AOL in program and subscription management, and was part of the fundraising team at the public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. for more than 15 years. Ms. Bresch continues to serve as an advisor for start-ups in the area of management, marketing and board governance, and mentors young professionals in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

Over the past 25 years, Mrs. Bresch has used her vast experience in non-profit management, fundraising, communications and strategic planning to advance charitable causes focused on the arts, health care, children and families, and providing pro-bono consultation to various charities serving children and families, while serving on the board and committees of organizations such as Special Love, Inc. (current board member), Stupid Cancer, Really Awesome Times, Inc. and America’s Charities Health First. 

Ms. Bresch is an active member of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, having chaired its annual Don’t Fry Day Campaign for two years.