The board of directors with The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has named Mary Lally, MS, CAE the company’s new CEO. She succeeds Sandra Katanick, who is retiring as IAC’s founding CEO since 1991. Bringing to the position a unique combined background of clinical expertise and association management experience, Lally possesses a master’s degree in radiation health physics and the Certified Association Executive credential. Lally began her tenure with the IAC in 2007, serving as director of accreditation. In this role she has been instrumental in the development and oversight of the IAC’s MRI and CT diagnostic divisions as well as the Carotid Stenting and Cardiac Electrophysiology therapeutic divisions. She is a passionate advocate for quality and safety in imaging. Before joining the IAC, Lally gained more than 20 years of clinical, operational and leadership experience, serving as the founding MRI program director at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, she developed and implemented radiology quality assurance programs with emphasis in the vascular surgery, interventional and cardiology departments at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Mary Lally, CEO of with The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Mary Lally, CEO of with The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission


Resides in:

Baltimore County


Master’s Degree from Oregon State University; Certified Association Executive

If you had not chosen health care accreditation as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

Physician.  I believe that patients deserve quality health care and that starts with a caring physician.

Favorite vacations:

Hawaii for snorkeling and Lake Tahoe, CA for skiing and hiking

When I want to relax, I … :

Read, hike, play golf, bird watch or go to the movies

Favorite music and movies:

David Garret, Bruce Springsteen and romantic comedies

Favorite quotation:

“seek first  to understand then to be understood – Steven Covey