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Meet the Barbells for Boobs team.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of genuinely gifted minds and kind hearts.

Board Chair

Victor Quezada

Independent Voting Member Since 2019

Treasurer

Genny Morales

Independent Voting Member Since 2021

Board Member

Chris Hanson

Independent Voting Member Since 2022

Founder, CEO and Board Member

Zionna Hanson

Voting Member Since 2010

Zionna Hanson, or “Z” as she is more commonly known, is the CEO and Founder of Barbells for Boobs®.

Z is a mom, wife, competitive weightlifter and a self-made CEO. Over the past decade, Z and her team have grown Barbells for Boobs into a global multi-million dollar organization that drives social change. “Maintaining a grassroots culture, while we continue to grow is critical. Making an impact through human connection and breaking barriers is most important to me.”

Under her guidance, Barbells for Boobs has been trailblazing how athletic women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer think about their health and how physical activity will positively affect lifelong wellness. To further empower the medical community and the women it serves, Z developed and implemented The Resources After Diagnosis Program “RAD”. The ultimate goal is to revolutionize the current medical standard of care for athletic women. Barbells for Boobs believes movement is medicine and will improve the quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

This small, grassroots organization has evolved from providing mammography and screening services nationally, to its current RAD Program. In doing so, she has the distinction of being the first female within the CrossFit space to found a nonprofit organization, as well as one that addresses the specific needs of athletic women. Additionally, she has influenced and mentored the growth and engagement of several other nonprofit organizations both within the CrossFit community and at-large. She is committed to empowering others and sharing knowledge for the betterment of everyone.

Her positive approach to life is heavily influenced by her love of the Rasta Culture. To quote the well-known musician and Rastafarian, Bob Marley, “In this great future, we can’t forget the past.”, Z is focused on using what she has learned from the past to make the future brighter and better, bringing light out of the darkness of a breast diagnosis.

As a Long Beach, Calif. native, Z currently resides in Santa Ana, Calif. with her husband and son. You can find her and the family on the lifting platform, at the beach, or out spreading Barbells for Boobs love across the country.

Board Member

James Lumpkins

Independent Voting Member Since 2022

Board Member

Dr. Oliver Glass

Independent Voting Member Since 2022

Board Member

Katia Martinez

Independent Voting Member Since 2022

Medical Advisory Board

The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) provides insight, medical advice, scientific direction, and expertise to Barbells for Boobs.

The Barbells for Boobs (BFB) Medical Advisory Board consists of Physicians, Oncologists, Surgeons, Scientists, and key Healthcare Providers who are active in the education, treatment, and the effects of fitness, health, and community on breast cancer patients.

MAB Board Chair

Oliver Glass, Ph.D. MHS

Director, Category Clinician, Oncology, Pfizer Inc. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

I am a clinical scientist working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. Additionally, I use real world data to address disparities and improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
Author: The Real Beauty Bible and Owner/Surgeon at Richard Brown MD in Sun City, AZ

Richard Brown, MD, FACS.

A surgical specialist dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is, by definition, reconstructive in nature.

I am a clinical scientist working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. Additionally, I use real world data to address disparities and improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

Ciaran Fairman, Ph.D., CSCS, CET.

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Director of the Exercise Oncology Lab at Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

A research scientist that focused on understanding the impact of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle interventions on individuals with cancer before, during and after treatment.

Dr. Christine Asonglefac, DPT, CLT-UE, CMTPT-DN, CF-L1

Doctor of Physical Therapy with Performance Sports Rehab and Nutrition, CrossFit Level 1 Instructor at True Core - Annapolis, MD, Member RAD InC Team

A physical therapist with a certification in lymphedema therapy as well as dry needling, passionate about helping women feel empowered to reach their goals in improving physical function during and after breast cancer. Every woman should have access to resources, education and interventions that are individualized and focused on improving quality of life and helping women manage symptoms associated with breast cancer.
Gynecologic Oncologist, RAD Athlete, Head of RAD InC Team

Dr. Molly Greenwade, MD

I am a board certified OB/GYN and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology.

I am a board certified OB/GYN and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology. I have a strong background in cancer research and women’s health. My background and training offers me a unique perspective in that I am a surgeon and an oncologist, and I am familiar with all aspects of cancer care from surgery to clinical trials, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Furthermore, I am also a breast cancer survivor and RAD Athlete, and I have experienced many of the treatments and emotions that affect our athletes at Barbells for Boobs.

Dr. Amy West, MD, EdM, CF-L1

Dr. Amy West is a board-certified Sports Medicine Physiatrist at the Northwell Health Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. West received her MD and Master of Education degrees from Harvard University. She then went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Harvard-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center. Dr. West is an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University and serves at a Team Physician for Hofstra University. Her clinical focus includes non-operative sports medicine including musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections, regenerative medicine/PRP, injury/fracture care, EMG/NCS, concussion management, arthritis care. She also works with special populations including the female athlete, adaptive athletes, and transgender musculoskeletal care. She is a former collegiate athlete, currently plays on multiple sports teams and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.