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Jean Heflin Kane is an attorney with over 25 years of leadership experience in private sector, government, nonprofit, school, and community organizations. After a successful legal career focused on environmental law, she turned her attention to working with and for nonprofit and community organizations. She founded a successful nonprofit aimed at introducing sustainability initiatives into K-12 schools and has served on many community organization boards and committees where she has focused on strategic planning, communications, and program development. Along the way, she has developed expertise in nonprofit law.

Additionally, Jean is active on the Council for Women of Boston College and has organized successful programs on career development for alumnae in Boston and New York City.

Jean also writes a column on women’s issues, ranging from work-life integration to how to connect with social media, for a local newspaper.

Jean became involved with long before her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012, and utilized’s resources on a daily basis during her journey. Jean is committed to sharing what she’s learned about breast cancer and how to prevent it with others -- and is a regular contributor to the blog.

Jean lives with her husband and two of her four children (who have not left the nest -- yet) outside of Philadelphia.

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