James M. Monastero, M.B.A.

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The Board of Directors and team at Breastcancer.org are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague James Monastero. Jim’s leadership and passion for our work will be greatly missed. Jim 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 6-year battle with the disease in March 2008.

To make a gift to our organization in Jim’s honor, please click here.

Jim joined the Board of Breastcancer.org in 2009, and served as chair from 2011 to 2014. He had previously served as chair of the Board’s Finance subcommittee and was a member of the Board’s Executive and Compensation subcommittees.

Jim was 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 assisted 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 roles 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.

Jim 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 resided in Lower Gwynedd, PA with his three children.

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