Prior to GO2 Foundation, Laurie had served since 2004 as Lung Cancer Alliance’s President. She led the strategic management of the organization to achieve national and international recognition for its award winning efforts to support those living with or at risk for lung cancer.
Prior to LCA, Laurie served in a public policy capacity for close to two decades, having served as Chief of Staff to United States Department of Commerce Secretary Don Evans and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). She also served 11 years in the House of Representatives, 6 years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), and 5 years as Legislative Assistant to Congressmen Amo Houghton (R-NY) and Edward Madigan (R-IL).
Recognizing the critical need for education, empowerment, advocacy and research to help patients and families, Bonnie and her family founded the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in 2006, and then went on to found the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) with her husband, Tony Addario, in 2008.
She is an active presenter at numerous national/international conferences, serves on diverse panels and boards and often acts as an adviser to industry leaders, clinicians and policy makers. Bonnie has received numerous awards/honors for her work, including WebMD Health Hero Award and League of Women Voters Honoree, “Women Who Could Be President.”