The Rose is excited to announce the election of Maria Wyckoff Boyce to its Board of Directors. With her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor, Maria brings a unique perspective and unwavering passion to her new role. Maria is a partner in the law firm of Hogan Lovells LLP. Over the past 35 years, she has passionately advocated for her clients nationwide, and now she is determined to use that same ardent approach to ensure that uninsured women have equal access to breast cancer diagnoses and timely treatments.
Maria’s story as a survivor of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), is a testament to her resilience and determination.
“As a breast cancer survivor, I am passionate about the work of The Rose,” Maria said. “Unfortunately, many women affected by TNBC, predominantly women of color and those under the age of 40, do not have access to annual mammograms and are often diagnosed at later stages. Health equity issues, including being uninsured, contribute to this lack of access. That is one of the daunting issues The Rose is addressing.”
Maria has served on numerous nonprofit organizations in Houston and beyond. She serves on the Board of the Episcopal Health Foundation, dedicated to tackling health equity issues in 81 counties within the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Additionally, Maria has held leadership positions at Connecticut College, St. John’s School, the Alley Theatre, and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. She also volunteers through MD Anderson’s MyCancerConnection program. Through her extensive nonprofit experience, she has honed her understanding of community needs and the importance of collaboration to drive positive change.
“We’re honored to have Maria join our board and recognize the power of community through her own work and the connections that brought her to us,” said Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose. “Maria deeply understands the experiences of our patients and the complex medical system in which we are working. We know she will help us continue to break barriers as we care for patients.”
Beyond her professional endeavors, Maria’s personal life is filled with love and support. She has been married to Bill Boyce, her law school sweetheart, for 33 years, and together they are proud parents to two daughters—one of whom teaches 3rd grade in Philadelphia, while the other is a student at the University of Texas School of Law.
To schedule a media interview with any member of our board, please contact Lis Harper at 281-846-5976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, please visit www.therose.org.
About The Rose
Since 1986, The Rose has provided high quality breast healthcare to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Its mission is to save lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all. As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, The Rose is led by Fellowship trained physicians and offers advanced digital technology including 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, diagnostic workups, biopsies and its nationally recognized Patient Navigation Program ensures access to treatment and a continuum of care for all women. As a major part of Southeast Texas’ Healthcare Safety Net, The Rose is a strong advocate for quality breast healthcare and access to care. The Rose provides direct medical services to 40,000 insured and uninsured patients annually. Two Houston-based comprehensive Diagnostic Centers and Mobile Mammography Coaches provide services to women throughout 43 counties in Southeast Texas.