Tiosha Bailey Executive Director Susan G. Komen Chicago
Tiosha Bailey joined Susan G. Komen Chicago as Executive Director in June 2018, with over 10 years of experience in key leadership positions within the public health sector. In this new role, she will drive strategy and development to ensure measurable impact upon breast cancer outcomes through research, direct services, advocacy and public policy.
Since 2014, Bailey had served as Deputy Commissioner of the Health Promotion Bureau within the Chicago Department of Public Health. There, she steered the public health agenda for key mayoral initiatives in the areas of breast cancer prevention, behavioral health and violence prevention. During her tenure, she led strategic expansion of breast health services - which resulted in serving nearly 5,000 women across hospital systems and community-based providers in 2017.
For six years prior, Bailey worked for Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, holding the position of Manager of School-Based Health and Adolescent Services for four years and Health Center Operations Director until she departed, where she was charged with overseeing clinical operations of the Erie Evanston/Skokie practice site. Bailey attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology before moving on to receive her Master’s in Public Health in 2007. She returned to the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently pursuing her doctorate in public health.
“Susan G. Komen continues to be at the forefront of life-changing research, especially when it comes to treatment and detection. I look to continue prioritizing medical advancements while also striving to improve access to education and direct services for our local Chicago area. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, through dedicated advocacy and policy focused on removing structural barriers impacting breast health outcomes across Chicagoland and beyond,” Bailey said.