Mary Nally is a native of Southeast Ohio, and has a personal interest in contributing to the sustainability of the region by developing strong community resiliency. Mary holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies and a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Ohio University. Social justice issues have been the driving force for her career; for ten years she worked with the homeless, and persons with chemical dependency and brain disorders, before returning to Ohio to focus on community health policy and food justice issues. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Community Food Initiatives since April, 2012. Mary serves on the Athens Regional Food Policy Council, Athens Healthy Community Coalition, and is a board chair at the Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority and at Athens Hocking Perry Community Action.