Jody Hoyos, MHA

Chief Executive Officer

Headshot of Prevent Cancer Foundation CEO, Jody Hoyos. She has medium-long brown hair, brown eyes and is smiling. She is wearing a bright blue blazer over a black shirt and pearl earrings.

Jody Hoyos, MHA is Chief Executive Officer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection. Since taking the helm as CEO, Jody has led the Foundation in revitalizing its mission and vision and creating a more strategic direction for the Foundation’s next decade and beyond. As CEO, she has become the Foundation’s lead spokesperson, championing the  Foundation’s signature campaign, Early Detection = Better Outcomes.

Jody joined the Foundation as Senior Vice President in December 2018 and was promoted to Executive Vice President and COO in 2020 before becoming CEO in December 2022. In these roles, she prioritized investment in the Foundation’s infrastructure and technology; became an issue expert and industry-wide leader on a patient-centered approach to early detection innovations, including multi-cancer detection testing; and guided her team through remote work and the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jody served as the Vice President of Membership and Operations at the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).  AWHONN represents registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing nationwide.

With 25 years in the health care environment—including ten years in health care management consulting and 15 years in the nonprofit sector—  Jody is a highly skilled executive leader.  She previously held management consulting positions with Arthur Andersen, LLP as well as KPMG/Bearing Point.  She has also worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C.-based Health Care Advisory Board. Throughout her career, Jody  has developed the teams and infrastructure to create numerous programs and partnerships dedicated to improving health.

Jody earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jody is passionate about waking up absurdly early to exercise, spending time getting to know the real person behind a social media profile and celebrating the merits of doing hard things.