Currently serving as Senior Project Manager for Transformation, Catholic Charities, Twin Cities, Mary’s career has focused on mission-driven work. Her priority has been with non-profits that seek community-based solutions to address disparities in housing, legal services, and food access.
With experience in legal aid work, fundraising and grantmaking, and organizational assessment and capacity-building, the most significant portion of her work experience has been dedicated to hunger relief. Mary spent more than 10 years with Feeding America, working directly with a portfolio of food banks around the country. As such, Mary honed the ability to identify success factors for core mission delivery, and then coached staff on ways to increase impact and build operational efficiencies. Mary stays connected to national trends in hunger relief and has offered her expertise on food banking strategy, supporting executive level task force decision-making.
A Twin Cities native, Mary recently moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family. Excited for the chance to leverage her non-profit experience while re-investing in her hometown, she shares her passion: “Food shelves are on the front lines of ending hunger in their communities. Investing directly in food shelf capacity to bring in healthy food and to provide a welcoming atmosphere responsive to shopper needs has an immediate positive impact for people facing hunger.”
Mary holds a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a BA in government from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.