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MIOCA announces new Outreach and Event Coordinator - Lisa Swanson

MIOCA announces new Outreach and Event Coordinator - Lisa Swanson

February 7, 2019

Lisa joined MIOCA in February 2019 as the new Outreach & Event Coordinator. Lisa joins us with an extensive background in non-profit event management and fundraising including creating and managing her own non-profit charity, Chicks4Charities, for the past 11 years. As a graduate of Michigan State University, Lisa prides herself on being a lifelong advocate for women’s issues, health, and rights.

“I am extremely excited to join the MIOCA team. The passion and drive of this talented organization far surpasses anything I have witnessed. I am proud to be an integral part of making a true difference through the incredible work accomplished by MIOCA and this amazing team.”

~Lisa M. Swanson

MIOCA announces the 2019 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Opportunity - Awards announced by March 31!

MIOCA announces the 2019 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Opportunity - Awards announced by March 31!

February 2, 2019

The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance Board of Directors is proud to once again offer research grant opportunities for the upcoming grant cycle. Pam Dahlmann, MIOCA President, states, "It is critical that innovative research be funded if there are to be gains made in discovering improved treatments or an early detection test. It is very exciting that, with the generous support of our donors, we have been able to provide a total of $350,000 to researchers here in Michigan through the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant program since its inception in 2015."

MIOCA's Board would like to thank all of the researchers who applied for the Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2018. 

MIOCA welcomes new Executive Director

January 4, 2019

Amy Friedman Milanovich, MPH: Executive Director

Amy joined MIOCA in December 2018 as its Executive Director, charged with institutionalizing its activities and expanding its impact. As a longtime Program Director at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and more recently as the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization GrieveWell, Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in nonprofit administration and strategic planning, program management, and development. With a special interest in women and children’s health, her past work experience includes managing national community-based research initiatives in pediatric asthma and obesity, infant mortality initiatives in New Orleans, and nonprofit organizations in Ann Arbor and Washington, D.C.

A message from our new Executive Director:

I am honored to be named MIOCA’s new Executive Director, joining a team of smart, strong, and passionate individuals fighting for women’s lives and well-being! I have been a fan and proud supporter of MIOCA for several years, and have been impressed by the amazing work its staff and volunteers have accomplished. I look forward to lending my time, energy, and expertise to work with the MIOCA community to increase its impact throughout our state! This is no small task and takes a wide-reaching team of people. If you are not already involved, we encourage you to consider it! We are always looking for folks who are interested in helping run educational programs, advocate for new laws and policies, and/or organize awareness and fundraising events. If you want more information please visit our website www.mioca.org and/or email us at info@mioca.org. Together we CAN make a difference!