JoAnn Pushkin

JoAnn Pushkin, Executive Director of, is a patient/advocate, author and speaker. She learned of her own breast density's masking effect on her mammogram after finding a palpable lump which went undetected by mammography several years in a row. Ms. Pushkin's initiative and advocacy served as inspiration for New York State's Breast Density Inform bill, signed into law in July 2012. On the federal level, Ms. Pushkin led the efforts for both the introduction of the Federal Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act, as well as the FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Act regulatory amendment consideration.