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Courtney Bugler

President & CEO
ZERO Prostate Cancer
Courtney Bugler, CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer

Courtney Bugler is a trailblazing nonprofit executive with extensive experience in leading national health charities to advance program development, organizational infrastructure, fundraising, and advocacy. As the CEO and President of ZERO Prostate Cancer, she brings a strong track record of success and a deep commitment to advancing the organization's mission. 

Prior to her appointment at ZERO Prostate Cancer, Courtney served as the Chief Development and Marketing Officer at the Piedmont Park Conservancy. Courtney played a pivotal role in elevating the organization's profile and expanding its philanthropic efforts despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Throughout her career, Courtney has been passionate about driving systemic progress in public health to save lives. Previously, she spearheaded substantial organizational change and growth as the National Director of the Race for the Cure / MORE THAN PINK Walk Series at Susan G. Komen, leading a nationwide affiliated staff of 200 to successfully transform a top-ten National Peer-to-Peer Walk Series. While at Komen, she led the rollout of a new brand and restructured a support team of fundraisers to drive a yearly revenue budget of nearly $50 million. She has also held notable positions at JDRF International and the Young Survival Coalition, where she made significant contributions to fundraising, program development, and organizational expansion. 

Courtney is a highly trained consumer advocate with more than fifteen years of expertise in cancer, healthy equity, chronic disease management, and public health communications. She is certified and trained in patient navigation, cancer survivor support modules and facilitation, as well as grant review and evaluation. She has lobbied on Capitol Hill for more than a billion dollars in funding toward the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and has served as a consumer advocate research grant reviewer for that same program. 

Courtney has researched, written, and developed some of the most successful programs and health communication tools for young women with breast cancer and at-risk populations through her work with the Young Survival Coalition and the state of Georgia. Courtney is an outstanding presenter and dynamic public speaker, addressing hundreds of thousands of people live and through media on disparities in cancer care and access, cancer survivorship, and psychosocial support needs. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Northwestern University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive®.

As a caregiver to her father, who currently lives with prostate cancer, and a seventeen-year cancer survivor herself, Courtney is honored to be at the forefront of the fight against prostate cancer. Courtney lives in Atlanta, GA, with her son and two rescue dogs.

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