Jack Berkebile, MHA

Chief Executive Officer, NSABP Foundation, Inc.

Jack Berkebile, CEO of the NSABP Foundation has worked in healthcare administration for over 35 years.  The NSABP Foundation is an independent non-profit cancer research organization which specializes in the design, execution, and publication of clinical trials to improve patient care and clinical outcomes within the specialties of breast and colorectal cancer. Jack has 20 years of experience in directing oncology programs both domestically and internationally.

Jack was appointed CEO of the NSABP Foundation in 2020 after having spent 17 years with UPMC.  He joined UPMC in 2003 as Operations Manager of the Arnold Palmer Pavilion, a joint-venture free standing cancer center treating over 270 patients per day.  In 2009, he relocated to England to become Director of Oncology Services under UPMC International’s management services agreement with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.  Under Jack’s direction, Royal Berkshire consistently achieved NHS cancer access targets and patient satisfaction increased by an average of over 5% during his tenure.

Jack returned to UPMC’s Pittsburgh headquarters in 2011, performing business development for both UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC International.  He led in the creation of several joint venture oncology programs and evaluated healthcare business opportunities in Brazil, Chile, China, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Panama, Romania, Singapore and the UAE.  In 2014, Jack became responsible for UPMC International’s operations in China, where he resided for two years while leading in the development and opening of the Xiangya International Medical Center in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.  Jack currently retains a consulting role in business development with UPMC International.

Prior to joining UPMC, Jack was Administrative Director of Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Jack’s previous healthcare experience included responsibilities in physician practice management, health insurance provider relations and contracting, and hospital planning and administration.  Before embarking on his career in health administration, Jack served as an officer in the US Army Ordnance Corps, with duty stations in Pennsylvania, South Korea and New Jersey.