Mary Carl
Principal, West Coast, Health Leads

Mary has provided leadership for the Health Leads since the inception in 2014 of California’s programs for design, development, implementation and operations throughout the state. Prior to launching the California team, Mary acted as Director of Programs for Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, a San Francisco East Bay nonprofit, to provide a safety net for the wellness of homeless families and individuals. Her integrative approach builds interdisciplinary teamwork that is sensitive to diverse perspectives and population needs. Mary’s empowerment tactics focus on implementing social justice and equity strategies at ground level for consumer-centeredness. Volunteer efforts include participation in a UCSF study on the health impacts of homelessness on aging adults, and supporting development of a program for adolescent girls. She completed her undergraduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Master in Public Health at University of North Carolina. An avid runner and the mother of two, she is found on the trails running with her family.