Lisa Mallory Named Executive Director of National Association of Health Services Executives

The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) – the premier member organization serving and advocating for Black executives in the healthcare industry – announced the hire of Lisa Maria Mallory, Ph.D., as the organization’s permanent Executive Director (ED). Dr. Mallory’s wealth of private, nonprofit, and public sector leadership experience will provide a valued addition to NAHSE’s strategic evolution into an even more visible, impactful organization on the national healthcare stage. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, Dr. Mallory will serve as the chief spokesperson and have the overall responsibility for NAHSE’s strategic, programmatic, and administrative objectives and performance.

Dr. Mallory’s selection came after a comprehensive nationwide search in collaboration with global executive search firm WittKieffer. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA). Her primary responsibilities include advocating for the trade association’s members, engaging in public policy discourse and leading reform, and expanding major economic development opportunities in Washington, D.C. Further, she helps design and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and initiatives to increase the real estate development industry opportunities for underrepresented populations.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa join our team as the full-time Executive Director to advance NAHSE’s mission further,” said Fabian A. Stone, NAHSE national president. “Lisa is a proven dynamic leader in various environments and sectors who understands the need to collaborate and forge relationships across organizations and industries to achieve objectives and enact meaningful change. I do not doubt that she will succeed in elevating NAHSE’s profile and influence while deepening its mission and impact for its members.”

“I embrace the opportunity to lead NAHSE into a new era of growth and significance,” Dr. Mallory stated. “My passion for NAHSE’s mission to support and advance Black leaders is strong and genuine. I look forward to working with the Board and colleagues across the organization to develop new success strategies, expand partnerships and programs, and create new ways of serving and engaging our membership. Just as important, this is an opportunity to raise the organization’s profile on the national stage and to have a voice in critical discussions around U.S. healthcare.”

WittKieffer’s Paul Bohne, Jim Gauss, Oliver Tomlin and Keshia Harris led this search.

Read the press announcement.