Healthcare and Technology Executive Marianne Jackson Joins the Board of Trustees of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California

HR and Communications Strategist has Passion for Wellness and Prevention 

FREMONT, CA (July 15, 2014) — Marianne Jackson, a senior human resource and communications executive, has joined the board of trustees of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). She brings extensive expertise in organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, workforce optimization, strategic planning and culture shaping in the healthcare and technology industries.

Jackson is President of 3g Human Capital Consulting, a company she founded to assist organizations with improving competitiveness by linking business strategy to a targeted people strategy. She is the former senior vice president of human resources, communications and community relations for Blue Shield of California. 

“Cancer has been plaguing our loved ones for decades,” Jackson said. “This disease touches all of us, my family included.  While treatment has been greatly improved, I am hoping we can achieve a much better understanding of preventing cancer so fewer and fewer of us have to include this disease in our future.” 

“I have had both a personal and professional passion for wellness strategies that truly yield better individual and population healthiness,” Jackson said. “I am so privileged to be part of CPIC's board to support their incredible work in cancer prevention research."

In addition to Blue Shield, Jackson has held executive positions in human resources at Palm Inc., Cisco Systems, SanDisk Corporation, Logitech, Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems. Described as a “Silicon Valley powerhouse,” she is often asked to speak on such topics as human capital planning, culture shaping, corporate wellness and C-level succession planning.
“Marianne brings a unique set of skills to the CPIC board,” said Samuel Bronfman II, CPIC’s board chair. “Her extensive background in human resources, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning at the executive level, particularly in healthcare and high tech, offers a new and valuable perspective. We are thrilled to have her join us in shaping CPIC’s future.”
Jackson joins 16 other trustees whose leadership supports CPIC’s population-based cancer prevention research and community education programs. She will have an opportunity to share her skills and expertise by choosing to serve on various board committees for the organization.

An active community advocate and leader, Jackson serves as a trustee for the Health Trust of Silicon Valley and on the advisory board for Saama Technologies. Her prior board positions include the Blue Shield Foundation and Catholic Charities. 
Jackson holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She completed graduate courses in counseling psychology at the University of Santa Clara. 

About the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) is the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. CPIC tracks patterns of cancer throughout the entire population and identifies those at risk for developing cancer. Its research scientists are leaders in investigating the causes of cancer in large populations to advance the development of prevention-focused interventions. CPIC’s innovative cancer prevention research and education programs, together with the work of the Stanford Cancer Institute, deliver a comprehensive arsenal for defeating cancer. For more information, visit CPIC’s official website at


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