Mary has over 28 years’ experience working with Tribal Nations and Native Americans, leading teams and developing collaborative partnerships in aging, grant writing, network programming, cultivating partnerships with state, tribal leadership, and community agencies and organizations, and utilizing a comprehensive approach for meeting the needs of tribal elders and people living with disabilities to empower and enhance their quality of life.
Currently, Mary is the Director of Aging & Disability Services at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc., in Lac du Flambeau, WI. She oversees the administration and program management of contracts and grants for elder and disability service programs for the benefit of all the Wisconsin Tribal communities.
Mary’s personal interests include learning the Ojibwe language, traditional artwork, beadwork, cooking, and gardening. She is very close with her family and tribal community elders and believes in advocating for equity in services for tribes and honoring tribal sovereignty.