The Prevent Cancer leadership team and supporting staff are the people who work each day to carry out the Foundation’s mission to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection across all populations. Together, we envision a future where cancer incidence and mortality will be significantly reduced through preventive measures.
Carolyn R. (“Bo”) Aldigé is Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, a national non-profit organization she started in 1985 in memory of her father, who died of cancer one year earlier. In the more than 35 years since its inception, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® has become nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against cancer through prevention and early detection.
Ms. Aldigé has served on boards of directors/advisors of eight National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Centers, including the External Advisory Board of the top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is a member of the boards of directors of the National Coalition for Cancer Research (having served for eight years as its president), Friends of Cancer Research and the Intercultural Cancer Council; the Council of Scientific Advisors of the American Association for Cancer Research; the advisory board of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes; and the Patient Advocate Advisory Board of Stand Up to Cancer. She is vice-chairman of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), a member of the executive committee of the International Digestive Cancer Alliance (IDCA), a member of the Advisory Board of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program, and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Cancer Prevention (ISCaP).
For her many contributions to the Washington, D.C. community, Carolyn Aldigé was named a Washingtonian of the Year 1996. She has been honored by the National Cancer Institute and is the only individual who has received Public Service Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Preventive Oncology. She has also been honored by numerous non-profit organizations and cancer centers.
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, Ms. Hoyos 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 2023 launch of the Foundation’s signature campaign, Early Detection = Better Outcomes.
Ms. Hoyos 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; become an issue expert and industry-wide leader on a patient-centered approach to 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, Ms. Hoyos 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’s mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns, and they strive to strengthen the nursing profession for 350,000 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— Ms. Hoyos 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, Ms. Hoyos has developed the teams and infrastructure to create numerous programs and partnerships dedicated to improving health.
Ms. Hoyos 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.