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Kelly Mellott

NOCC Board Names Carol Ansley as New Chief Executive Officer

February 11, 2008

NOCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Ansley as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  Based in Dallas, Texas, Ansley will officially succeed Jane Langridge as CEO on February 27, 2008, bringing more than 20 years of experience and demonstrated leadership capabilities in business development, operations and marketing.  Ansley comes to NOCC from Medical City Dallas Hospital where she served as Vice President of Strategic Development.

“The Board conducted a thorough, national search before selecting Carol to lead the organization,” said Dr. Suzy Lockwood-Rayermann, Chair of NOCC’s Governing Board of Directors.

“Carol is known for her ability to develop and execute strategies that drive growth and vision through dedication and teamwork.  We are confident that she will utilize her experience to take NOCC to the next level as we continue to move to a regional structure.”

“I’m proud to hand over the reins to Carol Ansley and to work with her over the next few weeks to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for the local chapters and members of the ovarian cancer community, which I have been honored to serve” said CEO Jane Langridge.

“It is an exciting time for NOCC and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the Board, staff, and the local chapter network to build upon the organization’s successes in 2008 and beyond. Together we can continue to Break the Silence and raise the level of ovarian cancer awareness and education for women with ovarian cancer and their families” said Carol Ansley.

Ansley’s non-profit work includes serving on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Dallas Affiliate, the Associate Board of Directors of the Cox School of Business at SMU and serving as Co-Chair of the North Texas Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her role at Medical City Dallas Hospital, Carol was a career telecommunications executive where she served as Vice President-International Operations at IXC Communciations, Regional Managing Director of Consumer Markets and Carrier Services at AT&T International Caribbean and Latin America Region and as Managing Director of AT&T Mexico. She also served as Vice-President-Marketing for the Emerging Service Providers at Nortel Networks.

Ansley received her MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor of Science at Texas Tech University. She completed additional graduate business study at the London Business School and the University of California-Berkeley. Ansley mentors MBA students at the Cox School and does public speaking on mentoring, women’s issues and doing business internationally.

About NOCC

Since its inception in 1995, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and to providing education and programs for women with ovarian cancer and their families. For more information on the “Break the Silence” campaign and to contact one of the NOCC local chapters, visit or call 1-888-OVARIAN. 

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The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides public education and awareness about ovarian cancer through a toll-free Help Line, local NOCC Chapters, comprehensive website, peer support, publications, and awareness/educational programs. NOCC’s mission is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. For more information on the “Break the Silence” campaign and to contact one of the local NOCC Chapters, visit or call 1-888-OVARIAN.


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