Mary Woolley is the president and CEO of Research!America. Woolley is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and served two terms on its Governing Council. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, having previously served on the Board of Life Sciences. Woolley is a Founding Member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She has a 30-year publication history on science advocacy and research related topics and is a sought-after speaker.