Mary Lou Smith
Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
Prior to co-founding RAN, Mary Lou was the director of patient, payer and government relations for the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups. She currently serves as co-chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group’s Patient Representative Committee and as a community member of the Institutional Review Board at Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Her other credentials include:
- Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, past president
- Cancer Leadership Council, member
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network, member of multiple committees
- National Breast Cancer Coalition, board member.
Mary Lou has chalked up more than 20 years in health care. Her experience includes leading the development of managed care products for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, including a centers of excellence network for pediatric oncology, a women’s health initiative, clinical trials program, transplant medical review service, national second opinion consulting panel, case management network and a national utilization management capacity.
Mary Lou is a two time breast cancer survivor. She earned a Juris Doctorate with a Health Law Certification and a master’s degree in Business Administration.