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Carol Ansley, NOCC CEO Bio

DALLAS (January 2009) - With more than 25 years of experience, Carol Ansley, serves as Chief Executive Officer of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), a resource and women's health advocacy organization that provides physicians, women, their families and friends with information, tools and educational programs both nationally and locally. Each year, more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 will die from it.

Ansley is responsible for leading all aspects of the NOCC, including the Coalition's development, operations, programs and marketing efforts, along with supporting a network of 70 local chapters nationwide, across 42 states.

With a strong governance background in the non-profit sector, she has held numerous leadership roles, including vice president of strategic development for Medical City Dallas Hospital; a member of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, Dallas Affiliate; a member of the Associate Board of Directors for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas; co-chair of the North Texas Leukemia and Lymphoma Society "Light the Night" Walk; and Board member of the Bridge Breast Center, which provides breast cancer support for indigent women in north Texas. She currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Earlier in her career, Ansley held a number of executive positions in the telecommunications industry including vice president of International Operations at IXC Communications; regional managing director of Consumer Markets and Carrier Services at AT&T International Caribbean and Latin America Region; and managing director of AT&T Mexico. She also served as vice president of marketing forEmerging Service Providers at Nortel Networks.

Ansley received an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU and a bachelor's degree of Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She completed additional graduate business studies at the London Business School and the University of California, Berkeley. Ansley also mentors MBA students at the Cox School, SMU and speaks publicly on mentoring, women's issues and conducting 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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To schedule an interview with Carol Ansley, contact LeJane Carson at 847.980.8755.

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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