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Nancy M. Paris, MS, FACHE
President and CEO
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since 2005. She also serves as chair of the Georgia Health Foundation. Ms Paris has extensive experience creating, directing and raising funds to support community-based health programs. Prior to Georgia CORE, she served as vice-president and interim president of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, president of Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services, and vice-president of the Georgia Baptist Health Care System. Under her leadership, both Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services and the Georgia Baptist Health Care System received numerous foundation and government grants, and many national awards for excellence and innovation. Ms. Paris also served as director of Hospice Atlanta, vice-president of the Visiting Nurse Foundation and president of AID Atlanta.

She is Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Health Forum. Ms. Paris received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia, and a certificate in gerontology from Georgia State University. She earned her master’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

She 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 and chairs the International Committee, a member of the Dean’s Council of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, a member of the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors 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 of Atlanta. She is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta and an honoree of Outstanding Atlanta. Ms. Paris has published extensively on community-based health care services, and presented at numerous state, national and international meetings.

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