Patient Engagement Advisor
Rebecca Seago-Coyle is a 9-year breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 35 with Stage 1 ER+, HER2+ and BRCA2+. Working in IT for almost 20 years she has a passion for technology and now the impact technology has on healthcare. She leverages her organizational skills to her advocacy, ensuring projects she’s involved move forward and ultimately help patients. Rebecca was exposed to the power of advocacy even before she was diagnosed: remembering a woman sharing her story of survivorship and how impactful she was to others. With a strong family history of breast cancer in her family, Rebecca was inspired to advocate for breast cancer research, specifically for young women who are newly diagnosed like she was. Her volunteer and advocacy work has only grown over the years advocating for several national organizations providing the patient perspective to researchers and clinicians. Rebecca makes herself available to provide hope to those recently diagnosed and is a believer in the importance of a healthy lifestyle, especially for those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rebecca has a MA in Geography and BA in Anthropology. She is a Komen Scholar, Komen Advocate in Science Steering Committee member, YSC RISE advocate, graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project Lead advocacy training program, an Alamo Scholar with the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Rebecca also serves as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and a peer reviewer for Komen Research grants as well as serves on the Cochrane Breast Cancer Editorial Team. Leading by example, she runs marathon, cycles and practices yoga.