Brigette brings more than 13 years of experience in healthcare, provider outreach, community outreach, nonprofits, cancer navigation, and patient advocacy. Brigette is a two-time breast cancer survivor and has learned first-hand the importance of the work that NNCCF does.
As the Assistant Executive Director, Brigette assists with NNCCF’s operations, while also managing all aspects of Programs and Services.
When not working, she is quenching her thirst for adventure by exploring the world with her husband and son.
Why I started working at NNCCF:
I have a strong passion for cancer patient advocacy. This started when I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 28. Throughout my treatment, I felt alone and overwhelmed. Those feelings of isolation are something I didn’t want anyone else to experience, and this is where my journey and life-long passion for advocacy work began. I have been working with local non-profits for the past 13 years and absolutely LOVE what I do.
Ask me about:
My years as a Wildland Firefighter and Wilderness Ranger.
What I think is amazing:
I love to find the magic in life, those little moments of complete awe.
Something quirky about me:
I love to dance and often find myself in my pajamas rocking out in my living room. I think I have some pretty sweet dance moves – when no one is looking.
My role model:
My grandfather, he is no longer with us but lives on in everything I do. What I admire most about him is he lived his life to the fullest and always stayed curious. He never assumed and always took the time to sit down, talk, laugh, and tell stories.
My favorite quote:
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. –Helen Keller