Joya Delgado-Harris

Executive Director, Gold Standard

CEO Roundtable on Cancer

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Joya Delgado-Harris

Joya Delgado Harris is the Executive Director, CEO Cancer Gold Standard for the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, helping to drive the mission of the Gold Standard accreditation program, including Going4Gold, a multi-year strategic partnership between corporations and Minority-Serving Institutions to help achieve equitable health outcomes in those disproportionately affected by cancer.

Joya was previously the Director of Research Integration for the American Cancer Society where she provided oversight and management of the integration of products and outcomes stemming from the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer into enterprise-wide mission objectives. Before joining the American Cancer Society, Joya worked for Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Joya was diagnosed with stage 3-C breast cancer in 2007. She is grateful to be able to match personal experience with professional interests, by serving as an advocate for several organizations/agencies and bring the patient perspective. Joya serves as a Consumer Advocate Peer Reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), administered by the Department of Defense, sitting alongside scientists to review and evaluate innovative breast cancer research grant proposals. She also serves as a reviewer for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) as well as a volunteer with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Furthermore, Joya is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Council of Research Advocates (NCRA), the only federal advisory committee comprised solely of advocate leaders at NCI.

Joya earned a BA from Wellesley College and received a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. She is the proud mother of two and enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking and running.

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