Mary joined the board of Life House Atlanta in 2021. She came across LHA while searching for online resources for her daughter, Catherine. Catherine is medically complex, and Mary and her family, which includes Catherine’s two older siblings and her husband, know that LHA will be able to provide them with the respite support they need.
Mary received her B.A. from Emory University. Her professional expertise in information technology and data analysis included roles at The Shepherd Center, 11-Alive News, and as a consultant at Accenture. She currently works in a part-time capacity doing medical billing for Reed Imaging Services, a family business, while caring full-time for Catherine.
Mary’s volunteer experience shows a long history of support for youth programs and for special needs. She served as President of the Georgia Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, and later on the Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She was an active participant on the Commission’s Funding and Policy subcommittee for Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy. She has also served as a Youth Soccer Coach, as co-leader and treasurer of Girl Scout Troop 10536, co-president of the Atlanta Speech School PTC and has been a Silver Member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Now, as a member of the Life House Atlanta Board, Mary is ready to devote herself to it with a passion she has never experienced before. “LHA’s Board of Directors recognizes the urgent need for a respite house for children with life-limiting illness, and are united in determination to see LHA become a reality. I am incredibly honored to be among this group of inspiring and selfless people, and am prepared to do anything to help get LHA off the ground, including walking over hot coals with bare feet. The day LHA opens will be one of the happiest days of my life.”