Mary Powell is the Executive Director for Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation. She was raised in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. After high school she joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. She was deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom earning her an Achievement Medal. Following her military career Mary attended both Columbia International University and the University of Alaska, Anchorage studying Psychology and Music Performance. She returned to northern Nevada in 2014 with her husband and daughter.
Prior to joining Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation Mary has experience in roles that include; Banquet Manager for Hilton Hotels Corporation, Division Peer Coach and Manager for the American Diabetes Association, and Executive Director for JDRF Northern Nevada.
Why I started working at NNCCF:
I love working for organizations that are making a real impact for individuals in need. NNCCF is touching lives daily and reduces the overwhelming burden of childhood cancer.
I love surrounding myself with people that challenge me to learn and grow.
Ask me about:
The latest way NNCCF is making a difference. There are always new stories about the ways generous community members are impacting lives through NNCCF.
What I think is amazing:
The beautiful diversity of our planet.
Something quirky about me:
My favorite part of an ice cream cone is that last melty bit at the bottom of the cone. Yummy.
My role model:
The many members of our community that make time to volunteer and serve non-profits in addition to their professional and personal obligations. We could not do it without them.
My favorite quote:
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry