Since 1998, Mary Malloy has served as Executive Director of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology. Her previous seven years’ experience as program coordinator at Beaumont Hospital’s Royal Oak Cancer Center gave Mary an understanding of the issues facing oncologists and their practices as well as an appreciation of the limited time available to the Society’s physician leadership.
Mary received a degree in Dietetics from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. After six months of working in York City’s Cumberland Hospital, Mary decided she had made a HUGE mistake in career choice and spent the next two years happily teaching fifth graders in a New York City Catholic school. For the next seventeen years Mary was a stay at home mom raising her four children. College tuitions eventually required Mary’s reentry to the workforce. A jobette working for the Birmingham School District as a Community School Organizer led to a position as the Program Manager at Beaumont’s Royal Oak Cancer Center which in turn presented the opportunity for being MSHO’s first full time Executive Director.
In addition to overseeing the Society’s operations, publications and educational programming, Mary is a member of the Michigan Cancer Consortium and the Michigan Partnership for End of Life Issues. She co-authored the Michigan Cancer Clinical Trials Action Plan Grant and the Clinical Trials Participation Survey Initiative. She represents the Society at numerous statewide healthcare organization meetings to keep MSHO informed and influential in the decisions affecting Michigan’s oncologists and their patients. National affiliations include participation in ASCO’s State Affiliate Leadership committees and COA’s Cancer Administrators’ Network.
In 2003, Mary earned designation as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.