2012.5.8 Karen Kaplan to Leave Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Washington, DC–Since its founding 15 years ago, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has led the ovarian cancer patient advocacy movement, spearheaded survivorship programs and convened the only public survivor conference of its kind. Its mission is to save women’s lives through advocacy, awareness and education, while leading the campaign for federally appropriated funding for ovarian cancer research funding.

Dr. Karen Orloff Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the Alliance effective May 8, 2012. The Alliance Board of Directors thanks Dr. Kaplan for her service and her dedication to the women and families affected by this deadly disease.

In the months and years ahead, the Alliance will deepen its effectiveness through partnerships, social networking, emerging technologies, and collaboration with grassroots survivor groups across the country. None of this would be possible without the work of our vigorous staff, countless dedicated volunteers nationwide, and the generous donors and funders who believe in our mission to save women’s lives.

All programs and activities of the Alliance will continue while the search for a new Chief Executive Officer takes place. For more information about this search, please contact the Alliance at ocna@ovariancancer.org.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the organization advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1997.