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Mary O’Leary selected for IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary O'Leary Consultant for the World Health Organization receives IAOTP's Lifetime Achievement Award.

(PRUnderground) February 8th, 2021

Mary O’Leary, Former Consultant with Ascellon Corporation in Landover, MD, Patient Advocate in St. Helena, CA, and Consultant for the World Health Organization, was recently selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her influence, proficiency, and dedication to her professional life.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself; only a few members are selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are distinguished based on their longevity in their career, contributions made to society, and the impact they had on their industries. Ms. O’Leary will be honored at IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City for her selection as a Lifetime Achievement recipient.

With over five decades of professional experience as a Nurse, Patient Advocate, and Consultant, Ms. O’Leary has certainly proven herself as an extraordinary professional and expert in the field.  She is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success in every role she has ever held. Ms. O’Leary currently serves as a Patient Advocate in St. Helena, CA, and is a former Consultant for the Ascellon Corporation in Landover, MD.

Before embarking on her current career path, Ms. O’Leary earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 1963, a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois in 1979, and completed post-graduate coursework at the National College of Education.

Her impressive repertoire of prior roles began when she was a Staff Nurse in the Psychiatry Department at the Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in 1963. Ms. O’Leary was quickly promoted to Coordinator of In-Patient Child Psychiatry one year later, which set the tone for her advancement within the healthcare industry over the next few decades. She succeeded as an Assistant Head Nurse at the Veterans Research Hospital, Instructor in the Cooperative Health Occupations Assistants Program of the Chicago Board of Education, Director of Nursing Education, Evaluation and Research and Director of Psychiatric Services, she was also the Administrative Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric and Respite Care in Nursing at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Vice President of Clinical Services at Grant Hospital and Patient Care Director at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Ms. O’Leary also served as Chief Nursing Officer at St. Helena Hospital and as a Patient Advocate at the Good Medicine Consult and Advocacy.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, stated, “Choosing Ms. O’Leary for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She has compassion and puts forth all her efforts to ensure all patients receive the care they need. She has tremendous foresight and extensive knowledge; we are thrilled to recognize her accomplishments this way and look forward to honoring her at the 2021 Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.”

Throughout her remarkable career, Ms. O’Leary has received many awards, accolades and has been recognized in publications and magazines worldwide for her outstanding leadership roles and commitment to the Healthcare Industry. For 2020, she was chosen as Top Healthcare Consultant of the Year by the International l Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, and was featured on the famous Times Square Billboard in NYC. Mary was inducted as a Janssen Clinical Scholar during the Ninth Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in 1996. She has also been recognized worldwide as a recipient of many Marquis Who’s Who awards, including the Humanitarian Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Besides her successful career, Ms. O’Leary has contributed to numerous medical articles and professional journals. She is a sought-after lecturer who remains active within her community through various volunteer positions. Her notable professional standings and affiliations include the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE), the National League for Nursing, and the Illinois Society of Nursing Administrators. In the past, she has served as a member of the Program Committee of the Midwest Alliance of Nursing and as the Chair of the Program Committee of the Illinois League of Nursing. Currently, Ms. O’Leary is on the Honoring Choices Napa Valley Board, which helps professionals and laypeople complete their Advance Care Directives; she also volunteers at the Cameo Movie Theater in St. Helena, which offers varying programs for students.

Ms. O’Leary is especially grateful for her mother, Ruth and siblings, Chuck, Judy, Susie, Ruth, Betty, Theresa, Peggy and John who have been continually supportive and influential as she pursued her career.  She is also grateful to Dick Aubert who continually supports her in her work.

Looking back, Ms. O’Leary attributes her success to her desire for learning, her persistence, and mentors with whom she has been honored to collaborate with. She has a real passion for her service and high integrity in all of her professional and personal endeavors. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, interior decorating, art, music, tennis, rock climbing, and bocce ball.  For the future, she hopes to influence students and professionals within the healthcare industry to further their education and guide them towards optimal health.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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