California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
Since leaving her permanent position at CBCRP in 2008, the CBCRP has hired Janna as a consultant to lead several major efforts:
1) Strategic planning processes (2010 and 2015);
2) Evaluation of CBCRP's Special Research Initiative projects launched in 2008; and
3) Evaluation of the reorganization within the UC Office of the President and the impact of the restructuring on CBCRP’s Program goals.
In the eight years (2000-2008) that Janna worked at the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) , she oversaw evaluation efforts, created and implemented a three year priority-setting process, and was a senior member of a team that led the Special Research Initiatives (SRI)-- a $23 million effort to identify and fund innovative research addressing disparities and the environmental links to breast cancer. The CBCRP Advisory Council has continued these Program-Directed Initiatives devoting over $55million more to this effort.
As Program Evaluator for the CBCRP, Janna was charged with developing an evaluation plan for the program. She brought together staff, board members, consultants, and other experts to research best practices, create a plan, and implement three evaluations of CBCRP's career development award types and one evaluation of the Community Research Collaboration Awards. She also led evaluation efforts for the International Cancer Research Partners (ICRP) and presented best practices at their 2008 annual meeting in London.
From 2001-2004, Janna led a multi-level priority-setting process for the CBCRP. She utilized her project management skills to coordinate data gathered from staff, commissioned papers, and panels of experts to guide CBCRP's advisory Council to make significant and bold changes to their funding strategies. A major outcome of this process was the allocation of $23 million for Special Research Initiatives -- research strategies to increase knowledge about and create solutions to the environmental links to breast cancer and the unequal burden of the disease. To identify funding strategies for the Special Research Initiatives (SRI), the CBCRP underwent a five phase strategy development process that solicited input and expertise from hundreds of experts and advocates from around the country. As a senior member of the SRI team, Janna led the planning process, implemented stakeholder meetings, coordinated workgroups, and wrote communication documents (e.g. targeted emails, postcards, brochures, and strategy development plan).
Recommendation from CBCRP Director
"Janna has proven over and over again her ability to move any project from vision to implementation while maintaining an agency’s priorities, engaging and motivating stakeholders, and ensuring the highest quality of work. She is pro-active and exceptionally well-organized, often organizing others as well as herself to ensure timely completion of projects. All of Janna’s projects are of the highest quality, with the minimum of input and direction. She can be depended upon to accomplish anything she takes on and to add value to every aspect of an agency’s work. She has been critical to the success of CBCRP." Dr. Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch, Director CBCRP