Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has named Jodi Conachen as chief operating officer for the organization. She previously served as vice president of marketing and communications and has been a member of the Cancer Center’s senior management team for almost four years.
“We are so grateful to have such a talented and experienced leader in Jodi,” said Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MBA, president and chief executive officer, Mary Bird Perkins. “Through her leadership in marketing and communications, she and her team have played an enormous role in strengthening our organization’s reputation for excellence. I have no doubt she will be successful in her new position as chief operating officer. Jodi is incredibly passionate about our patient community – I know she will do everything in her power to ensure our patients have the best experience with Mary Bird Perkins.”
As chief operating officer, Conachen will assist with the development and implementation of the Cancer Center’s strategic plan while ensuring alignment with physicians, organizations, and companies with whom the organization partners for the provision of healthcare services.
Conachen has communications experience in various industries, including positions with Community Coffee Company, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Woman’s Hospital, and several other local employers.
She received a Master’s in Business Administration from LSU in Shreveport and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations/Mass Communications from Louisiana State University.