Mary Katya Doroshenk, MA
Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
American Cancer Society
Mary Doroshenk is currently the director of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring like-minded organizations together for the purpose of increasing colorectal cancer screening rates.
In her capacity with the Roundtable, Doroshenk helps advance colorectal cancer control strategies, including advancing the shared goal of achieving 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Some of the signature Roundtable products that Doroshenk has helped produce are the Colorectal Cancer Clinician’s Guide Action Plan, Strategies for Expanding Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers, the Lewin study on how increasing colorectal cancer screening rates reduces Medicare colorectal cancer treatment costs and the Colorectal Cancer Evaluation 101 Toolkit. She also serves on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action Review Committee and GW Cancer Institute’s Steering Committee.
Doroshenk first worked with the American Cancer Society as a senior analyst on the American Cancer Society’s National Government Relations Department (now known as ACS CAN)’s policy team, where she started in July of 2000. In this capacity, Doroshenk managed all cancer site issues for the policy team with a special focus on colorectal cancer, though her worked also included such diverse projects as establishing the Health Insurance Assistance Team at the National Cancer Information Center.
Doroshenk first started with the Roundtable as manager in July 2006 and was promoted to director in November 2010. In March 2011, she received the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel award for National Leadership. Doroshenk holds an undergraduate degree in English from the College of William and Mary and a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Doroshenk came to the American Cancer Society after working for seven years on Capitol Hill, where she worked for Democratic Whip David Bonior. Prior to her tenure on Capitol Hill, Doroshenk worked as a fund-raising consultant for the firm, Bonner and Associates, now known as the Bonner Group.