Patricia (Pat) Haugen, is a 14-year inflammatory breast cancer survivor, and is the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Field Coordinator for South Dakota and a graduate of all of the NBCC Project LEAD science training courses. She participated in the NBCC Measuring What Matters Project. She has consumer experience in cancer research peer and programmatic review and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Integration Panel. She has also served as a consumer reviewer for the California Breast Cancer Research Program, and as a member of the National Quality Forum Clinician-Level Cancer Care Steering Committee and the Patient Outcomes Steering Committee. Pat serves as a community representative board member on the Sanford Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) for community cooperative group cancer clinical trials, and is a board member of the National Cancer Institute Adult Central IRB. She recently completed service as the consumer representative to the Advisory Board of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program. Pat has served on the South Dakota State Advisory Council for the American Cancer Society is a member of the South Dakota Women’s Cancer Network. She also has experience as a public policy advocate and as a SPORE advocate. Pat spent over 30 years in the information technology industry and serves as a board member in higher education and long-term care. She has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a certificate in public health.