Mary is the Manager, Resource Development for BC Rent Bank, a project of the Foundation.
After a career in teaching, Mary moved into the non-profit sector and has over 10 years' experience engaging donors and building community support as a communications and philanthropy professional. Her background includes knowledge around the challenges of homelessness and how mental health can impact unhoused and vulnerable populations. She is excited to be part of the BC Rent Bank team, collaborating with her coworkers to grow the program's capacity and working with community partners to enhance housing stability services for renters across the province.
Mary is a proud parent of four daughters and two dogs, who inspire her, make her laugh, and bring her joy every day. She is grateful for the privilege to live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and enjoys long walks in the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park.