Julie M. Fleshman

President & Chief Executive Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Julie M. Fleshman

Julie M. Fleshman

President & Chief Executive Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Biography

Julie Fleshman became the organization’s first full-time staff person and its first Executive Director in April 2000. Having lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 1999, she has made it her passion and commitment to change the course of the disease. In July 2004, the Board of Directors appointed Fleshman President and CEO. Under her leadership, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has grown from a staff of one with revenues of $228,000 to a staff of over 140 with a budget of more than $40 million.

Today, Fleshman is a sought-after speaker with considerable experience addressing diverse stakeholder groups, including Congress, industry, patients, scientists, donors and volunteers. She has also been interviewed by national media such as The New York Times, CNN, PBS, Headline News, CBS News and ABC News as well as local press throughout the country.

Fleshman’s leadership has driven consistent excellence and innovation throughout the programs and services of the organization, including introducing precision medicine service Know Your Tumor® and Precision PromiseSM, the first response-adaptive randomized clinical trial for pancreatic cancer. At the same time, she has steadily increased revenue growth and the organization’s impact. Under her direction, the organization has greatly expanded and attracted leading researchers from prestigious institutions around the country to study pancreatic cancer.

During Fleshman’s tenure, advocacy and grassroots efforts have expanded to over 60 affiliates nationwide and yielded a $160 million increase in federal funding for pancreatic cancer research. The organization has awarded 174 pancreatic cancer research grants and has a projected total research investment of approximately $105 million, including the competitive Research Grants Program and leading-edge scientific and clinical initiatives. Patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals have called upon the organization more than 204,000 times for disease information, treatment options and hope.

Fleshman holds her JD and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also studied abroad at Oxford University and in Tokyo, Japan.

Fleshman has been honored for her leadership and dedication in the fight against pancreatic cancer by many organizations. She serves on the boards of several cancer care and research committees and organizations. Currently, she serves as a National Cancer Research Advocate for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), providing advice to the NCI Director with respect to promoting research outcomes that are in the best interest of cancer patients.

In addition, Fleshman is the Chair of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, a coalition of more than 80 pancreatic cancer organizations representing 32 countries on six continents.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Chief Science Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Chief Medical Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Chief Data Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Senior Director, Operations at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Director, Cancer Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Founder at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Founder at Milken Family Foundation

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Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Controller at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Director, Digital Strategy at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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Julie M. Fleshman
President & Chief Executive Officer at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Education
JD
Class of 2000

Santa Clara University School of Law will educate its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession and society that are increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School will educate its students to become lawyers of competence, conscience, and compassion. The Law School will also advance knowledge and justice through scholarship and service.

MBA
Class of 2000

The SCU Leavey School of Business is a private academic institution at Santa Clara University. It is one of the professional schools of Santa Clara University. The School of Business was founded in 1923 and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business thirty years later. Located in the Silicon Valley.

B.A. in Law & Society, magna cum laude
Class of 1997

The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site near Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system. UCSB traces its origins back to the Anna Blake School which was founded in 1891 and offered training in home economics and industrial arts. The Anna Blake School was taken over by the state in 1909 and became the Santa Barbara State Normal School. Intense lobbying by an interest group in the City of Santa Barbara, led by Thomas Storke and Pearl Chase, persuaded the State Legislature, Governor Earl Warren, and the Regents of the University of California to move the State College over to the more research-oriented University of California system in 1944. The State College system sued to stop the takeover, but the Governor did not support the suit. A state initiative was passed, however, to stop subsequent conversions of State Colleges to University of California campuses. From 1944 to 1958 the school was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California, before taking on its current name. When the vacated Marine Corps training station in Goleta was purchased for the rapidly-growing college, Santa Barbara City College moved into the vacated State College buildings.

Attendee

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - Current

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. engages in the research, clinical initiatives, patient services, and advocacy for pancreatic cancer. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advocate Advisory Council
Prior

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation under the leadership of the Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA). SU2C is founded on the belief that there is a strong understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic, to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention. It was founded in May 2008.

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$1,000 - $2,499
2009

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. engages in the research, clinical initiatives, patient services, and advocacy for pancreatic cancer. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former Senator from California

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

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Julie M. Fleshman is affiliated with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc., Stand Up To Cancer

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