Dara J. Royer


Board of Trustees

Dara J. Royer serves as Chief Development & Marketing Officer for Mercy Corps, a global organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. In this role, she’s a member of the executive team and is responsible for global fundraising, marketing and brand stewardship.

Before joining Mercy Corps, Royer worked as Vice President for Brand Marketing within the ALSAC Marketing Division of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. There, she was responsible for overseeing the brand strategy, marketing research and analytics, creative services, merchandise and event marketing teams which design and execute thousands of integrated campaigns annually. Royer rejoined ALSAC in June 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs for Cook Children’s, one of the nation’s leading integrated pediatric health care systems, based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Royer received her BA in History from Indiana University in Bloomington. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband Brent and their three children Nina (10), Marley (6) and Eli (5). Marley and Eli were both born in South Korea and adopted through Holt International.