As founder and President of the Fresh Start Board for seventeen years, Mary has realized her dream of creating an organization dedicated to helping adult women return to college to improve opportunities for themselves and their families.

She earned a BS and MEd from West Chester University and has done extensive post graduate work at Dartmouth College, the University of Delaware and Wake Forest University. Mary enjoyed a career in both education and business. She authored ten books and multimedia programs published by Prentice Hall, The Center for Applied Research in Education and others. She spent over a decade at DuPont, where she held leadership and management positions and developed DuPont’s global human development strategy. As Senior Vice President of the Forum Corporation, an international consulting and training firm, she architected Forum’s strategic learning management business and became a recognized pioneer in the field. She is an active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, is a Eucharistic Minister and volunteers in the Bread Ministry, Emmanuel Dining Room, Nursing Home Ministry and Outreach Office. She lives in Garnet Valley and enjoys traveling, dancing, Jazzercise, music and sports.