Mary McGowan ’79

Chief Executive Officer - Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Mary McGowan joined the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research as the organization’s first-ever chief executive officer in 2020. As CEO, Mary serves as the primary representative and spokesperson for FSR and leads the organization’s strategic vision with patient engagement, strategic partnerships, fundraising, advocacy efforts, program direction, and an aggressive communications and research agenda.

Mary brings 35 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience to the role. Prior to joining FSR, she served as executive director at The Myositis Association.