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White Named MIOCA's First Executive Director

September 27, 2017

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MIOCA) is excited to announce the appointment of Elizabeth White to the position of Executive Director. White brings robust experience, infectious energy, and creative innovation to MIOCA as the organization continues to improve the lives of survivors, make sure women are diagnosed early, and to ultimately end ovarian cancer. 

President and Co-Founder, Pam Dahlmann said White is the perfect choice to continue MIOCA’s mission. 

“Through incredible volunteer efforts, MIOCA has grown at an amazing rate since its founding in 2011, but there is much work to do on behalf of Michigan's ovarian cancer community. The Board of Directors is so excited to take MIOCA to the next level under Elizabeth's leadership. This is a perfect way to wrap up Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by looking forward to the great things ahead of us.” 

White became involved with the fight against ovarian cancer after losing her mother to the disease in 2006. After seeing her mother’s battle with the disease, White decided she needed to do something meaningful in her mother’s memory so she moved to Washington, DC to work for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance as the Director of Events and Development Manager. 

After five years at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, White moved back to Michigan and worked for the American Cancer Society. Most recently, she worked for AMC Network as a Meeting Planner helping companies and nonprofits, including the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, on a variety of meeting related tasks. She is a visionary leader who brings a proven track record of success in project management, running events, fundraising, and financial management. 

“I’m so happy to join the team at the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance,” said White. “Over the years, I’ve met thousands of survivors, and lost way too many teal friends, including my closest friend, my mom. Ovarian cancer is personal to me and I will work tirelessly to ensure women know the signs and symptoms, are diagnosed early, and have access to the best treatments.” 

White officially begins her role at MIOCA on Wednesday, September 27. 

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer. Know the symptoms - bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency. See your doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if any of these symptoms are unusual for you and persist for more than twelve days in a month. To learn more, including how you can be involved in the fight against ovarian cancer, visit mioca.org