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Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

Administrative Director Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center Baltimore, MD

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Lillie Shockney is Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center in Baltimore, MD, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary breast care program, which is part of the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. A widely published author and speaker on the subject of breast cancer, Ms. Shockney is a registered nurse with a BS degree in Health Care Administration from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She has been employed at Johns Hopkins since 1983.

A breast cancer survivor herself, Ms. Shockney is the author of two books and numerous articles on the subject of breast cancer. Her current book, recently published as a revised edition (Ogden Publications, 2003) is called Breast Cancer Survivor's Club -- A Nurse's Experience. Her second book, Journey of Hope, published by Sprint PCS in 2001, was provided to more than 800 breast centers nationwide, free-of-charge, for newly diagnosed women. In addition, she has been featured in numerous national magazines and national television shows for her outstanding contributions to nursing, including a Discovery Health Television documentary that aired in 2001.

Active in many national, regional and local breast cancer organizations, Ms. Shockney is the co-founder and vice president of a national non-profit organization called "Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer." She is a member of the Advisory Board and Board of Trustees of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and serves on numerous other boards.

The recipient of many prestigious national leadership and community service awards, Ms. Shockney received the "Impact Award" from the National Consortium of Breast Centers in 2003 for her lifetime achievement in making measurable improvements nationally to the treatment of breast cancer. Ms. Shockney also received both the American Cancer Society's "Faces of Breast Cancer" and the Oncology Nursing Society "Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Education" awards in 2002.