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Kelly Mellott


The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition announced today that it has selected David Barley as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises awareness and increases education about ovarian cancer.  The NOCC also increases the quality of life for women with the disease.

Barley has been acting as Interim CEO since May 2009.  Prior to that, he served on the Board of Directors for the organization, most recently as Chair. 

“David’s extensive background in operations management and strategic planning will help the NOCC not only set its goals, but also meet them quickly and effectively,” states Wendy Lancaster Homer, NOCC’s Board Co-Chair.  “After a thorough and lengthy search, we are confident that David will advance the organization so that we are better able to move the needle forward on both ovarian cancer awareness and survivorship.”

Prior to his role at the NOCC, Barley held senior leadership positions with Bank of America, United Technologies, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Compaq Computer Corporation.  Barley received his MBA from Purdue University, and his Bachelors degree from Indiana University.  He has also completed post-graduate studies at Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles.


The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is to raise awareness and increase education about ovarian cancer. More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die from the disease.  Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor.  However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. For more information, please visit or call Ronni Blaisdell at 973-944-0719.

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