Tessa B. Lovell is a nationally-recognized advocate for the development of cancer survivorship support served as a survivor advocate to the Cancer Research – National Cancer Institute, and later became a member of the Cancer Research Institute.

Tessa is a certified oncology patient navigator and a published author on cancer survivorship and breast health wellness. She serves as Advisor for Cancer Care at Mayo Clinic and Mass General Cancer Center – Massachusetts General Hospital. Tessa frequently speaks to survivor and caregiver audiences nationwide on cancer survivorship planning and rehabilitation.

Tessa was president of the charter pledge class. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The University of Houston. In recent years, she has served as a visiting lecturer at The University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Tessa began her professional nonprofit career in 1991 and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 1997. As a volunteer, she has served on the governing boards of numerous nonprofit organizations.