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Nancy M. Paris, MS, FACHE

President and CEO
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy McDonald Paris is the President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia by expanding access to clinical research. She is also the Chair of the Georgia Health Foundation, a funder of health initiatives created by the sale of a non-profit HMO.

Ms. Paris has significant experience creating, directing and raising funds to support community-based health programs. Previously, she served as the Vice President and Interim President of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, as President of Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services and as Vice President of Georgia Baptist Health Care System. Under her direction both Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services and Georgia Baptist Health Care System received numerous foundation and government grants as well as national awards for excellence and innovation. She also served as Director of Hospice Atlanta, Vice President of the Visiting Nurse Foundation and President of AID Atlanta.

Ms. Paris is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Health Forum. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Administration from Mercer University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia, and a certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Ms. Paris is a founding member of the Board of Directors of MedShare International and the International AIDS Trust. She is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club where she serves as Chair of the International Committee, a member of the Dean’s Council of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University.

In 2002 Ms. Paris was named Woman of the Year in Healthcare by Women Healthcare Executives in Atlanta. An alumna of Leadership Atlanta and an honoree of Outstanding Atlanta, Ms. Paris has published numerous articles on community-based health care services, edited The Georgia CORE Directory, and served as a presenter at numerous state, national and international meetings.

Ms. Paris is a native of Atlanta with four generations of family in the city. She is married to Paul Prebble, has two children, and is an active member of Central Presbyterian Church where she has served as both Elder and Deacon.

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