Terri Coutee, DiepCFoundation
Terri Coutee
Founder and Director

Terri Coutee is the Founder and Director of DiepCFoundation. She started the nonprofit organization in 2016, two years after her own successful breast reconstruction, to provide support, education, and resources for those affected by breast cancer facing mastectomy. Terri hosts the DiepCJourney podcast and the DiepC Foundation educational channel where she interviews surgeons, patients, healthcare professionals, and individuals to provide resources and lived stories to listeners. Terri is a Project LEAD graduate, an intensive six-day science course designed to train patient advocates from the National Breast Cancer Coalition. She is co-lead on the World Health Innovation Summit shared decision-making expert group. Terri is a consumer patient advocate serving on the DoD-CDMRP for the breast cancer vaccine under the leadership of the team at the Cleveland Clinic. Terri believes education is the key component for patients being able to have a shared decision-making conversation with their health care team.