Mary is the senior program manager at Food & Society. In her role, she leads communications and project management of the program’s key initiatives. Mary previously operated a boutique marketing and public relations firm providing strategic and tactical communications for Hoag Hospital Foundation (most notably during the historic Hoag Promise campaign that raised more than $760 million for the Orange County-based healthcare system), Laguna College of Art + Design, and several nonprofit organizations and family owned and operated food businesses. In her free time, Mary narrates audiobooks, pens mystery short stories, tends a regenerative garden, and hikes with her family in Southern California.