Jeanne P. Young

Mrs. Young is the President and one of the Founding members of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 1994 dedicated to supporting research, heightening awareness, and improving the quality of life for children affected by brain tumors. Her dedication to the cause comes from many cancer-related challenges her family has faced. At the age of 17 she lost her father to brain cancer. Her son is a long-term brain tumor survivor. She has taken these tragedies and turned her efforts to helping others in this situation through patient advocacy, awareness, and support for childhood brain tumor victims and their families.

Mrs. Young has served as a patient advocate, board member, and in various other roles in a number of related organizations, including:

  • Patient Advocate Steering Committee (2011 to present)
  • Patient Advocate Reviewer – Department of Defense, Peer Review Cancer Related Program (PRCRP) (2009 to present)
  • Patient Advocate – Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Developmental Therapeutics Steering Committee (2007 to present)
  • Patient Advocate – National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Imaging Steering Committee (2011 to present)
  • Consumer Advocate in Research and Related Activities – NCI Special Emphasis Panels and Specialized Panel of Research Excellence (2000 to present)
  • Member, Central Institutional Review Board, Pediatrics (2009 to present)
  • Member, NCI Safety Monitoring Committee (2007 to present)
  • Member, American Brain Coalition (2009 to present)
  • Patient Advocate--National Cancer Institute Sub-Committee D (2004 to 2006)
  • Committee Member - Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Parent/Family Committee (2004 to present)
  • Board Member - Pediatric Brain Tumor Consoritum Foundation (2007 to present)
  • North American Brain Tumor Coalition (2001 to 2008, various roles, Secretary, Vice Chair, and last as Co-Chair)
  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute--Brain Tumor Progress Review Group, participant (2000)


University of Maryland, BA, Arts/Psychology
International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 1998 to Present
Society for Neuro-Oncology, 2000 – 2008, 2012 to present


MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc. - Program Administrator (part-time)

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