Jacci Thompson-Dodd is founder and chief executive of WeSpeakLoudly® (WSL), a health education and consulting firm specializing in women’s health throughout the lifespan. With a focus on cancer prevention and survivorship, Ms. Thompson-Dodd conducts workshops, classes and tele-seminars for both healthcare providers and consumers.
She is the author of the landmark book “WHOLE: 12 Principles for Rebuilding Life after Breast Cancer,” the first survivorship book especially for African American breast cancer survivors, which is now in wide circulation at cancer centers throughout the country. These WHOLE Body Living Principles are now the foundation of an innovative eight-week survivorship support curriculum for all breast cancer survivors, now underway at Swedish Cancer Institute.
She serves on several national panels including: the Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts for the Office on Women’s Health; Cancer Treatment Evaluation Program, (CTEP) and Consumer Advocates for Research and Related Activities (CARRA) both for the National Cancer Institute.
Ms. Thompson-Dodd earned a Master of Science in Social Service and a Master of Arts in Afro American Studies from Boston University, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.
She produced “Look At Me,” a DVD tribute to breast cancer survivors. Her new book, “We Are WHOLE: Healing Solutions for Cancer Survivors” is schedule for release in October 2011. Ms. Thompson-Dodd resides in Seattle, WA.