Mary has been an integral part of the Health Leads leadership team in California. Since 2014, she has led California program design, development, implementation, and operations. Prior to joining Health Leads, Mary was the Director of Programs for Building Opportunities at Self-Sufficiency, a San Francisco East Bay Nonprofit that provides a safety net for the wellness of homeless families and individuals. Mary’s empowerment tactics focus on implementing social justice and equity strategies at the community level. Her integrative approach builds interdisciplinary teamwork that is sensitive to diverse perspectives and population needs. In addition to working at Health Leads, Mary is an active volunteer at the University of California in San Francisco where she helps conduct research on the health impacts of homelessness on aging adults and supports the development of a program for adolescent girls. Mary received a master’s in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College and a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina. She is also an avid runner and a mother of two.