DALLAS, Texas (April 2012) – LeukemiaTexas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through research and patient aid, today announced the appointment of Mandy Hamilton-O’Neill as Chief Executive Officer.

“The Board of Trustees is thrilled to have Mandy as our new Chief Executive Officer. With her experience and enthusiasm we are confident that we have the right leader to take our organization to the next level,” Roger Hendren, Board President and Office Managing Partner at McGladrey.

Before joining LeukemiaTexas, Mandy worked close to 15 years in the nonprofit sector, leading small and large non-profits, such as the American Heart Association and MADD, focusing on education, health, equality, and victim’s rights. She has been responsible for executing stimulating programs and substantial revenue generation to exceed organizational goals across the country which has resulted in close to $20 million dollars for these organizations.

“I am honored to lead an organization whose mission is so critical, financially supports patients in our great state, and has a dedicated team who works daily to eradicate this disease” Mandy said. “For close to half a century, LeukemiaTexas has been the leader in improving the lives of those with leukemia and supporting research in Texas and we will continue to champion our cause”.

Mandy currently serves her community as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, member of the Auxiliary to the Genesis Women’s Shelter, volunteer for the Kilgore College Rangerette Alumni organization, an official ambassador for the American Stroke Association, a certified Victim Advocate for MADD, and a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In 2008, Mandy was selected as one of Dallas’ 10 most beautiful women by D Magazine, who also quoted her as “a non-profit’s dream” noting her appreciation and love to give back.

Mandy is a member of many professional organizations such as Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Association of Female Executives.

About LeukemiaTexas

Founded in 1970, LeukemiaTexas is an independent, tax-exempt, 501c3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through the funding of leukemia research and patient aid in Texas. LeukemiaTexas is not affiliated with any other leukemia or nonprofit organization and does not receive any government funding. The majority of funds raised are from annual special events including The BeatLeukemia Ball and the LeukemiaTexas Golf Classic. For more information about LeukemiaTexas, please contact the office at 214-265-7393 or visit www.leukemiatexas.org