Jacqueline Beale, Chair, National Maryland


Jacqueline BealeJacqueline is a two-time 19-year breast cancer survivor. Her passion for ensuring access to adequate, affordable, and integrated healthcare and eliminating health disparities has led her to several volunteer opportunities and leadership roles. She meets withlegislators requesting funding for research, encouraging the sponsorship of related bills, speaking at various venues sharing her story, and advocating for health equality and diversity across the patient population. 

Jacqueline currently serves as a National Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Chair of the Black Volunteer Caucus for ACS CAN, a Return to Screening National Consortiummember with the American Cancer Society addressing cancer care and screening, Breast Cancer Ambassador and Patient Family Advisory Council member for Suburban Hospital, and Suburban Hospital Foundation Board Member.  Jacqueline also serves as a Participant Advisory Board member for Scaling Social Determinants of Health Screening, Social Support and Anti-Racism Training to Reduce Inequities in Minority Cancer Survivor Health and Wellbeing in Washington, DCwith MedStar Health Research Institute.

As a patient advocate and speaker, Jacqueline uses her voice, the power of the pen, her experience, and education, partnering with organizations to further the mission of making cancer a top priority with the hope of one day finding a cure to eradicate the disease. Jacqueline is the founder of C2JB Consulting, promoting health education and advocacy. She provides expertise to address issues and support women diagnosed with breast cancer partnering with organizations such as the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Brem Foundation. Jacqueline is a Steering Committee Member with the Black Women’s Health Imperative in partnership with Friends of Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer, helping to increase the participation of Black women in cancer-focused clinical trials.   

Jacqueline received the “Top Volunteer Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy” from the ACS CAN and has served as the volunteer speaker for their Lights of Hope Ceremony in 2018 and 2021. Jacqueline was invited as Congressman Steny Hoyer’s 2019 State of the Union Address guest for her advocacy work. Also, she has been featured on local TV networks (WUSA Great Day Washington, Fox 5, NBC) along with online broadcasting shows (Bowie and Laurel cable stations), in the Washington Post and Politico, interviewed by Baltimore radio, Johns Hopkins Medicine News and Publications Newsletter, Self Magazine, Kheiron Medical Technologies 31 Wishes, spoken on the grounds of the Washington Monument for the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and guest speaker at the Breast Cancer Health Forum for the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Incorporated. 

Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Master of Arts in Public Administration from Bowie State University (BSU). She is an Adjunct Professor at BSU and is also a doctoral student at Walden University. Jacqueline is a native of Washington, DC, and is a current Glenn Dale, Maryland resident. 

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