James M. Monastero was elected chair of the Board of Directors of Breastcancer.org in April 2011. He has been a director of the Board since 2009, most recently serving as chair of the Board’s Finance subcommittee, and member of the Board’s Executive and Compensation subcommittees.
Jim is a principal in the Life Sciences Advisory Practice of the professional services firm Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. In this capacity, he assists senior executives of global life sciences companies in designing business strategies, restructuring operations, transforming enterprise processes, and deploying the latest technologies to redefine service offerings, reduce costs, and improve competitive position.
Over his 30-year professional career, Jim’s positions have included partner in the global turnaround and restructuring firm AlixPartners, LLP; executive vice president and chief human capital officer for the global management consulting firm BearingPoint, Inc.; Global Life Sciences consulting partner with KPMG Consulting, Inc.; and e-business partner with KPMG, LLP.
From 2004 to 2009, Jim was an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Villanova University School of Business, where he co-authored and taught a graduate-level course in business technology management to MBA candidates.
He received his MBA in finance and international business from the Stern School at New York University and his BS degree in business logistics from Pennsylvania State University.
Jim is honored and humbled to serve the visitors, community, volunteers, individual and corporate sponsors, staff professionals, executive management, and directors of Breastcancer.org. He has dedicated his service to the memory of his late wife Sheila C. Monastero, a frequent visitor and advocate of Breastcancer.org who lost her courageous six-year battle with the disease in March 2008.
Jim resides in Lower Gwynedd, PA with his three children.