- Mary Woolley
- CASW Adviser
Mary Woolley is president of Research!America, the nation’s largest not-for-profit membership-supported grassroots public education and advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority, a position she has held since 1990. Woolley is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on its Governing Council. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the National Academies Board on Life Sciences; and a founding member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She has served as president of the Association of Independent Research Institutes and as a consultant to several research organizations. Woolley has a 30-year editorial and publication history on science advocacy and research-related topics. A native of Chicago, she received a B.S. at Stanford University and an M.A. at San Francisco State University. Before joining Research!America, she served as administrator of the Medical Research Institute of San Francisco and, later, as its executive director and CEO.