Mary Lee Heaton O'Malley

Lee O'Malley

Civic Volunteer

Hometown: Bardstown, KY.

Education: Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Mo.)

Community Support: Lee is the co-chair of the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also helped establish Hospice of Nelson County and is actively involved in working for local schools and for her church, Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral.

Occupation: Civic volunteer

Family: Lee was married to her late husband Bob and has two children and two grandchildren.

Why are you volunteering your time on the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin Board? Before he passed away, my husband received surgery at Baptist Health Hardin, and I feel as though serving on the Foundation Board is a great way to honor his memory.

What perspective do you try to bring to the Foundation Board? Nelson County has many patients who utilize Baptist Health Hardin and workers who are employed by Baptist Health. As a Bardstown resident, I want to do my part in representing them and addressing their unique needs.

What does gratitude mean to you and what are you grateful for? In 2018, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to the outstanding staff at Baptist Health Hardin, I am now cancer-free. So, I am incredibly grateful for my health and for Baptist Health Hardin.