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September 7, 2018
Carol Milgard Breast Center welcomes New Executive Director
Tacoma, WA—The Carol Milgard Breast Center (CMBC) is pleased to announce Leanne Noren as its new Executive Director. Leanne will be starting in her role on October 1, 2018.
Leanne comes to CMBC with over 25 years of local non-profit experience, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Pierce County Project Access. Leanne was the founding Executive Director of Pierce County Project Access and has led that organization since 2009. Leanne grew Project Access to an organization of 670 volunteer medical practitioners who donated $39 million in care to more than 3,000 low-income people in Pierce County since 2010. Leanne’s focus and leadership allowed for very rapid growth of the PCPA network and excellent retention rate of volunteers. PCPA's patient no-show rate in 2017 was .5% and reduction in ED usage was 45%.
Leanne began her career at the American Lung Association of the Northwest. Initially her role included coordinating lung disease education groups and asthma camps for children. Over 18 years, she became Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Programs overseeing staff in the Northwest Territory (Alaska, Idaho, and Washington), directing program implementation and the special events department.
In addition to her roles in the non-profit arena, Leanne coached collegiate softball locally at PLU and St. Martins University respectively for 25 years with her husband Rick. She is involved in her church and other community activities, enjoys walks with friends, gardening, reading and creating. Leanne graduated from the University of Puget Sound and resides in University Place with her husband and their three teenage children.