The Team

Patricia H. Troy, CAE (ASAE Certified Association Executive), President of Next Wave Group, LLC

Pat Troy has extensive experience in organizational start-up and revitalization, with specialized expertise in strategic planning and electronic service delivery. She holds B.S., M.Ed. and CASE degrees in education and is a graduate of the Graduate Institute of Organization Management.

Troy is a leader in innovative organizational management and has authored the book, Flex: The Virtual Office Advantage in which she outlines 12 principles for a successful transition from a conventional office to a virtual office. Today, the Next Wave Group team includes more than 25 employees and contractors. While most are in Maryland, some are located in other parts of the US. All work virtually using “cloud” applications.

Mary Jo Richards, Senior Consultant

With a background in communication and public relations, and through her work with mental health, and hospice, and for the American Cancer Society, Ms. Richards has grown into one of our nation’s most recognized oncology industry advocates. In 2008, Ms. Richards formed MJ Executive Management Inc. where she serves as Executive Director for five additional state oncology societies: Alabama Cancer Congress, Louisiana Oncology Society, Society of Utah Medical Oncologists, Mississippi Oncology Society, and the Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology. She also assists the Binaytara Foundation with its national conferences and is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Molecular Evidence Development Consortium.

In addition to Ms. Richards works closely with these national organizations: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Community Oncology Alliance, National Oncology Society Network, National Comprehensive Cancer Network and National Community Oncology Dispensing Association.