Mary Beth is a longtime social justice advocate and nonprofit professional. She has worked for several nonprofits, both on Long Island and in NYC, as a development director and public relations manager. She has also worked as a program officer for a community foundation. Most recently, she has worked as a program manager for a coalition of youth serving agencies, advocating for increased state funding for these organizations. She has also served as the social justice coordinator and communications administrator for the Long Island Area Council of Unitarian Universalist congregations, an umbrella group of the 11 UU congregations on Long Island. Through this position, she managed social justice programming for the congregations, coordinated organizing efforts and congregational participation in rallies and demonstrations, drafted advocacy letters, and shared information and resources among the congregations.
Mary Beth has 25 years’ experience in social justice advocacy, nonprofit management, community relations, and fundraising. Throughout her nonprofit career, she has partnered with diverse stakeholders and worked with a wide range of concerned parties – community activists, faith leaders, funders, volunteers, educators, government officials, board members, and nonprofit leaders. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington and has been active there on the social justice and Sunday program committees. She also helped found the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative, an interfaith model for providing shelter for the homeless at faith communities during the coldest winter months.
Mary Beth lives in Huntington with her partner Mike and their two dogs.