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2019-20 RI President Mark Daniel Maloney

Mark Daniel Maloney

President 2019-20

Rotary Club of Decatur

Alabama, USA

Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.

He has been active in Decatur’s religious community, chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board. He has also served as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels, and director of the United Way of Morgan County and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.

Prior to serving as a district governor, Maloney led a Group Study Exchange to Nigeria.

He also served as Future Vision Committee vice chair; Foundation training institute moderator; Foundation permanent fund national adviser; member of the Peace Centers Committee; and adviser to the Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge Committee.

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Dear Friends, Partners and Colleagues,

After a thorough and thoughtful search process we are delighted Sue Paget has agreed to take up the position of CEO. Sue has very relevant business experience and expertise in growing and improving NGO’s through the establishment of streamlined processes with an emphasis on developing public/ private partner partnerships. She is a people and humanitarian centred individual with a strong history of creating highly engaged teams, which ideally suits her to lead in RFHA’s global culture. Sue has excellent fundraising experience and the drive to help us take RFHA to the next level of growth and development. I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with her calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with her and the Executive Team over the next few years to continue the exceptional growth of our organization.

Sue has been the Programme director of the Rotary Family Health days since its inception in South Africa seven years ago.

Under her leadership and her guidance of an exceptional team of Rotary volunteers, the South Africa programme has reached proof of concept and solidified valuable partnerships with Government and private sector partners in South African society and in early 2018 Sue was named Executive Director of the RFHA South Africa NPC, with a further increase in responsibilities and countries to oversee. The ability to build partnerships maintain relationships and manage the only national campaign for inclusion of all Rotary Clubs within the country, featured highly in her successful leadership on the Executive Team for RFHA. The combination of her experience, drive and values make her an ideal fit for RFHA’s next stages of growth.

Sue’s first connection with Rotary was in 2000 when she was contracted by Rotary International to work in South Africa on the Polio Eradication Private Sector Campaign working with Rotary leadership and corporations in South Africa.  Subsequently she was invited to join the Rotary Club of Johannesburg in 2002 as a volunteer and over the years, worked on various campaigns in a project management capacity, including: Co-ordination of the National Deaf Awareness Campaign , Project Manager of the Presidential Conference on Health Concerns for Rotary International President, Jonathan Majiyagbe, member of the project management team for RI Presidential Conference for President DK Lee and the Project Manager for the Rotary Centennial Celebrations in Johannesburg. 

Sue is currently a member of the E Club of D9400, South Africa.
Commenting on her new role Sue added, "RFHA is an established organisation, with a wonderful team of global Board Members with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside for 7 years. I look forward to our growth in this next year as we expand our Health Day programme into more countries, and the opportunity to lead us into the future with like-minded partnerships seeking to advance the mission of saving and improving lives in the communities we serve."


New Board Members Join the RFHA Inc Board

RFHA Inc is excited to announce the inclusion of three new members to join the RFHA Global Board: Past Rotary International Vice President 2017/18 H. Dean Rohrs, Past President of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, Nan McCreadie and PDG Greg Cryer, (as pictured below). 

"Ever since being exposed to the first ever RFHD program in Uganda, I have wholeheartedly supported the initiatives here in SA. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve on the RFHA board and believe the recent organizational changes will bear fruit in the very near future," shares Greg Cryer.

   H. Dean Rohrs Bio         Nan McCreadie Bio           Greg Cryer Bio

Please join me in welcoming our newest team members!


Leonard Lanzi

RFHA Inc Board Chair