Mary Nally, M.S.E.S.

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University College
Center for Campus & Community Engagement
Speciality/Interest Area
Community Engagement, Campus-Community Partnerships, Citizenship & Civic Engagement, Civil Dialogue, Food Systems, Food Justice, Affordable Housing, Social Justice

Mary Nally has served as the Director of the Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement since 2018. Born and raised in Southeast Ohio, she 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 people experiencing homelessness, 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 for over 6 years. Mary serves on the Athens County Healthy Community Coalition, is a board chair at the Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority and Athens-Hocking-Perry Community Action, and an advisory board member for Ohio Campus Compact.