Mary is a community trainee with 30 years of experience at various non-profit organizations. Fourteen of those years have been at agencies providing support to people with developmental disabilities, predominantly in finance and operations but recently as executive director of the Bristol Adult Resource Center (BARC). As part of her executive director role, she participates in advocacy through testifying in writing and in person for the legislature. She is also the current president of Connecticut’s chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is interested in birth to three, autism, and fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as in aging issues and family involvement with agencies. Mary plans on using her experience with LEND to better serve individuals with developmental disabilities through BARC and her advocacy.