Alice A. Mahan
Alice A. Mahan who was born in the beautiful Island of Dominica, migrated to the Bronx, NY, at the age of 12. After high school she attended the Bronx Community College; was trained at the world renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was immediately recruited by Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington, DC where she began a career as a Radiation therapist. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of the District of Columbia, and graduate studies in Healthcare Administration at Howard University. Alice has spent her life as a healthcare professional and administrator and currently serves as Chief of Staff, College of Medicine, Howard University.
In addition to her professional career, Alice has been an advocate for health services in the community especially as it relates to cancer, and has spent her life caring for children and families. This service was evident when she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s Hospital Center, where she served for 3 consecutive terms.
As a Founding Member of the Seafarer’s Foundation, Inc., Alice served as Secretary for many years. She and Dr. Melville Q. Wyche, Jr., are credited with beginning the pilot the Seafarers Summer Youth Program nearly 16 years ago. The program has served children and families of the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Communities, and have had an indelibly impact of the quality of life.
She served two terms as a Commissioner with the Prince George Commission for Women, and as Chair of the Commission, she filled the Commission’s designated representative of the Board of Directors of the Family Crisis Center (FCC), the County’s Shelter for battered women and children. Among her accomplishments as Commissioner: She served as a vital member of the Health Committee; and spearheading the donation of playground equipment and construction, fencing and landscaping materials more than $25,00.00 for the shelter. As commissioner, she demonstrated the best ideals of our nation – committed, consciousness and willing to do whatever is necessary to improve the status of those members of our society who are not able to advocate for themselves. The fencing and playground equipment improved the quality of life for the resident s of the shelter and greatly assisted the staff in offering structured child development programs for the resident’s children. He on-going ways and Means advocacy help to create seen possible services including: Residential Program for victims of abuse; Non-Residential Counseling Program for all family members; children’s’ program; Crisis Intervention Hotline which I now the central point of intake for all FCC services; Public and Professional Information and Education Program; Advocacy Program; and a Volunteer Support Program.
In 1993, Alice was profiled in Women of Achievement in Prince George’s County Historyfor her numerous accomplishments and dedicated community service. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and member of the National Council of Negro Women. She was an elected Member of the Democratic Central Committee, and served as Vie-Chair for two terms. Alice is proud Mom of Dr. Margo M. Mahan, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Margo earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, and is currently completing a Post-Doc in Sociology at the University of Michigan.
Alice is a dedicated, energetic, competent and highly motivated worker. Her responses to community activities, programs and projects have been meaningful and well thought out, and she continues to perform with much zeal and enthusiasm.