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National Association of Health Services Executives Announces Lisa Mallory, Ph.D. as Executive Director

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. She will begin her tenure on August 2, 2021.

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.”

Among her many valuable experiences, Dr. Mallory was the director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services, where she had responsibility for overhauling the agency and dramatically decreasing the unemployment rate in Washington, D.C. In addition, she served as the Clinton White House chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, special assistant at the Department of Health and Human Services, and counselor at the Social Security Administration. She has also worked for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and several federal Independent Counsels.

Dr. Mallory obtained a B.S. in Business and Technology from the University of Maryland, an MBA in International Business/Marketing from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Leadership from Walden University. In addition, she has completed numerous senior leadership programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Kennedy School of Business, has been trained by the Coaches Training Institute, and is a Linkage, Inc. certified Master Coach. Lisa is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2007. In addition, she serves on several boards to include Goodwill of Greater Washington, Goodwill Excel Charter School, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Council.


The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. NAHSE’s purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people. Visit for more information.