Pierrette, is a NET Cancer patient and a successful Canadian businesswoman who served on the CNETS Canada Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014, during which time she made a tremendous contribution to the organization and the NET patient community.
Pierrette is a member of the Ottawa support network and has been a valuable friend, resource, and supporter of that local patient community for many years.
She organized CNETS Canada’s last national Conference in Ottawa in 2012 that was nothing short of a miracle under the circumstances yet she pulled it off with professionalism and eloquence and it was a major success!
Pierrette’s most recent contribution to CNETS Canada was reviving our organizational newsletter. She coordinated the layout and content for this initiative.
Pierrette also served as the Canadian and CNETS Canada representative on the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) formerly known as WNCAD beginning in March 2011.
When Pierrette joined WNCAD as CNETS Canada’s representative she was elected to membership on WNCAD’s Executive Committee. She served as Secretary/Treasurer and also took on an additional leadership role as Chairperson of the annual Summit Committee/Membership Council Meeting, leading the committee to create and arrange meetings in 2012 in Copenhagen, 2013 in Barcelona, and 2014 in Italy. She served on INCA’s Board of Directors in 2013.
Grace Goldstein, the first President of INCA, shared the following “Pierrette was truly a leader in both WNCAD, the informal organization of NET patient and patient advocacy groups, and INCA, the formal organization. She brought to the organization an amazing combination of skills, expertise, and experience as a businesswoman, as a person who had volunteer experience with a nonprofit organization, a woman who knows the NET community, and a woman who understands completely the nuances, challenges, and joys of working internationally. We all turned to her for her incredible ability to focus on a project and how to get it done, to be an integral part of steering a fledgling global organization, and for her friendship. We are so happy for her and proud of her for being chosen for this year’s Maureen Coleman Award. Dear Maureen would be smiling knowing that Pierrette is receiving this honor. Congratulations, Pierrette, from all of your friends and colleagues at INCA.”
As we can see, Pierrette’s contribution and reach has been national and international and she has been a true champion for raising awareness of neuroendocrine cancer and more than worthy of the Maureen Coleman Award.
Maureen mentioned many times how proud she was of Pierrette’s work on behalf of the organization and we know she would be extremely proud of the accomplishments she has gone on to achieve.
On behalf of the Canadian NET patient community and CNETS Canada, Jackie Herman, CNETS Canada President was honoured to present Pierrette Breton with the second annual Maureen Coleman award.