Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors for C.A.R.E for Dodge County. Her partner has been in recovery for 12 years from Substance Use Disorder. Mary is currently retired after working 30 years for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) as a Security Supervisor. Mary was looking for a way to give back in her community when the opportunity to be part of C.A.R.E. appeared. She recognized the enormous need in her community to address the Substance Use Disorder epidemic and supports the C.A.R.E. mission to be part of the solution. She has a strong sense of community and believes we all have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of our human community by reaching out and doing the right thing even when it is difficult.
She has over 23 years of supervision and administrative experience. Mary has a strong background in policy and procedure development, staff training, human resources, labor relations and direct staff and Offender supervision. While working for the DOC she also served on the local Community Relations Board.
During her time with the DOC she gained valuable experience while serving as the Employee Services Coordinator. She had direct oversight of group of peer supporters matching them with employees who needed to find resources to address personal issues including Substance Use Disorder. She was also a trainer for Peer Supporters and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator.
Mary actively works through C.A.R.E in her community to bring awareness, education and resources to overcome the stigma attached to those affected by Substance Use Disorder and to assist those choosing a life of recovery.
In her free time Mary loves spending time with her family and traveling.