Well-respected in the fields of occupational therapy and health care leadership, Mary got involved with the San Diego Dementia Consortium after learning that several family members had been diagnosed; she wanted to know more about dementia and how she could help. Being deeply involved in that organization, a fellow board member approached her about ElderHelp. Mary was eager to continue serving seniors and knew her background would allow her to make a meaningful impact. She joined the board in November 2017 and currently serves as Vice President.
Mary immediately felt a strong “values match” with ElderHelp and believes in the power of customized service truly helping clients with their own personal objectives, providing them with a sense of community and allowing them to comfortably age in place. She feels grateful to have a strong Executive Director at ElderHelp and that the board is made up of individuals with like-minded purposes, with a broad scope of expertise and who are there to get to work, not just show up.
Mary is particularly proud to lend her professional expertise to support the organization, for example forging partnerships with new community funders. She hopes to continue sharing the many successes of ElderHelp’s clients with the community and to see this storytelling captivate a growing group of supporters in order to carry out their mission more broadly for the growing population of seniors living in the San Diego area.