Mary Leary
Dr. Mary Leary is a change agent who believes that we can harness the power of people, partnerships, and technology emboldened by entrepreneurial concepts and social justice to make the world a better place for everyone. Her 30-year career spans a dual senior leadership path in both the private and public sectors across the technology, transportation, gerontology, community-services, education, disability, federal program management, academic, and business enterprise solutions sectors. Having joined Easter Seals in late 2007, she has built a management framework for idea generation and pipeline development that leverages social networking, social entrepreneurship, and private sector partnerships, as well as launched the Easter Seals Brain Health Center. Mary’s education and academic experience includes being an adjunct professor in statistics and public policy analysis, community adult learning, organizational informatics research projects, and analyzing cross-sector systems change. She holds a BS from James Madison University; a Masters of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University; a Gerontology Masters Certificate from George Mason University School of Nursing and Health Science; and a Doctorate from George Mason University, School of Public Policy.