Co-Chair, A Woman's Journey
Mollye Block survived cancer as a young woman—an ordeal that showed her the need for women to better understand the health issues they face. This prompted her in 1995 to co-develop A Woman’s Journey, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s annual women’s health conference. Along with fellow cancer survivor and Hopkins colleague, Harriet Legum, Mollye helped create this event that today features more than 30 Hopkins faculty members and draws 1000 participants.
An expert on women’s health issues, Mollye has served as the director of the state of Maryland’s Women’s Health Program for the Department of Health and MentalHygiene, between 1997 and 2006, where she was selected by the secretary of health to establish a program to help keep women and their families healthy. Prior to her role as director, she served as the executive assistant to the secretary of health. A dedicated community advocate and educator, Mollye is an established special education counselor with broad experience teaching and working with children, adolescents, families and couples. In addition, her private practice spanned from 1978 to 1997 and focused on educational testing, with specialization in adult dyslexia.
Mollye’s involvement in nonprofit organizations includes serving as a founding member of Baltimore’s Odyssey School for children with dyslexia. She also has served on the Special Task Committee for the Woodborne Foundation and School, Mayor White’s Task Committee of the Future of Cleveland Public Schools, and theHoward University School of Public Health Leadership Council.
Additionally, Mollye served on the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute Board of Governors and serves on the Department of Psychiatry Advisory Board. Since 2001, she has been a member of the board of trustees and a national spokesperson for the National Stroke Association and was featured in the NSA magazine, Stroke Smart. She has been active on numerous institutional boards and councils,including the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Brimmer and May School Alumnae Association, Brimmer and May School, Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health and Lesley University and has served as a trustee of the Brimmer and May School since 2008. Mollye has been featured as an “Outstanding Alumnae of Brimmer and May School” in 1996, honored with the Brimmer and May Community Service Award in 1995, and the Lesley University Alumni Council Service Award in both 1990 and 1995.