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Carlea Bauman
Executive Director
Fairfax, Virginia USA

Carlea has over 20Carlea Bauman years of experience in nonprofit management and health advocacy. In October 2013, she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as its first executive director. She directs its growth in revenue, outreach and programs.

From 2006 to 2013, Carlea led the patient advocacy group Fight Colorectal Cancer (formerly C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition) as its first executive director and later, president. In that capacity, she testified before Congress and the Food and Drug Administration, led the organization through a rebranding, grew its revenue from $340,000 to $1.3 million annually, and increased its advocacy participation by over 200 percent.

Prior, she was the National Director of Grassroots Advocacy for the American Diabetes Association where she led hundreds of diabetes advocates to Capitol Hill and generated thousands of faxes, letters and phone calls to Congress, the White House, and the United Nations. Before that, she was Press Secretary for the groundbreaking Florida “Truth” Campaign; an initiative that resulted in a 10 percent drop in teen smoking within a single year.

Her passion for health advocacy is personal: Within a 14 month period between 1999 and 2000, she lost her mother to complications of Type 1 diabetes and her father to lung cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome.

Carlea’s career initially started in politics working for the late Florida Governor Lawton Chiles and later at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, DC. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and children.

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