Mary Callaway

Mary Callaway
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Mary Callaway is project director at the Open Society Foundations. The initiative works to enhance palliative care development internationally with a specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Southern Africa, and East Africa. From 1994 to 2003 she served as the Associate Director for the Project on Death in America, an initiative of the Open Society Foundations to improve end-of-life care in the United States.

Prior to joining the Foundations, Callaway was the Administrator for the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for 16 years. In that position she served the Executive Director for the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Cancer Pain Research and Education. 

Callaway is a founding member of the United States Cancer Pain Relief Committee. She is a member of the Steering Groups for both the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network. Callaway is also a member of the African Palliative Care Association pain management working group.