Lisa M. Mallory, PhD
Lisa María Mallory is CEO of the National Association of Health Services Executives. She is a servant leader focused on expanding the reach and impact of this 50-plus-year-old organization formed for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black healthcare leaders and elevating the quality of healthcare services rendered to minority and underserved communities. Dr. Mallory was formerly CEO of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, where she led the real estate development trade association to reaching its highest membership and engagement levels since its inception. She also led the DCBIA Foundation. Dr. Mallory previously had a mayoral appointment as a member of the cabinet to lead the DC Department of Employment Services (the city’s labor department). In that role, she had responsibility for overhauling the troubled agency, netting millions of dollars in savings, increasing customer service and dramatically decreasing the unemployment rate in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mallory was senior vice president at ICF International and a former senior vice president at the Fannie Mae Foundation. She served the Clinton White House as a member of the Senior Executive Service as chief of staff to former Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, as special assistant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as 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 Bachelor of Science degree in business and technology from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Business Administration degree in international business and marketing from the George Washington University, and a doctorate focused on leadership from the School of Behavioral Health at Walden University. She also completed doctoral coursework at George Mason University. She has completed numerous senior leadership programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Kennedy School of Business. Dr. Mallory also was trained by the Coaches Training Institute and is a Linkage Inc. certified Master Coach of Leaders. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington (class of 2007), ACHE, the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and NAHSE, and she serves on the board of Goodwill of Greater Washington and the Goodwill Excel Charter School.