Medha is a two-time young breast cancer survivor--both diagnoses under the age of 40. She graduated from the Ohio State University with her master’s degree in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and began her professional career at the Ohio Department of Health as a Senior Epidemiologist in disease surveillance. After her 2nd breast cancer diagnosis her focus turned to the breast cancer non-profit world and she began training as an advocate with Komen, Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and NBCC. In 2012, Medha joined the staff of YSC as Senior Regional Manager. In 2017 she moved to position with FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, as their Director, Education & Research. In March of 2018, she joined the staff of NBCC as their Director, Scientific Affairs.
Medha is a NBCC Project LEAD graduate, DOD BCRP consumer grants reviewer and a 2017 graduate of the AACR Scientist-Survivor program. She has also attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and the NBCC Advocate Leadership Summit and Lobby Day multiple times as Team Leader for Ohio. Medha was recognized nationally for her volunteer and advocacy work as a KIDS II/Bright Starts Pink Power Mom and in 2017 received the NBCC Grassroots Advocate Award. She lives near Columbus, Ohio with her husband Gary and their four children.