Mary is a Senior Research Advisor & National Leadership Council Member for RAINN (Rape and Incest National Network) and is active in a number of nonprofit organizations in the US and Canada that provide direct services to survivors of trauma. She holds several degrees in Philosophy, including a BA from Roosevelt University and an MA and PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as an MA in Psychology from Adler University. Mary’s professional experience includes more than two decades of work in higher education and hospital administration, during which time she has held senior leadership positions in administration including as an Assistant Dean for Research Integrity at Cornell Medical School and Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mary has served on the faculty of both the University of Chicago and Cornell University’s medical schools. Mary’s primary research interests are in the areas of applied ethics, social justice, psychology, trauma recovery, and the healing powers of the creative self through writing and art.