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Mary Williams-Stover

Equity-Centered Policy Manager

Mary Williams-Stover has earned over 20 years of professional experience in state government, national nonprofit management, organizational development, communications/marketing and is a life-long advocate for all people to live to their full potential. She has held leadership positions with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement, NC Department of Administration, the Triangle United Way, and United Way of America. She managed editing of the NC Status of Women report series on Employment and Earnings, Health and Wellness. and Political Participation, She resides in Wake County and has served on multiple boards and committees including: the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh/Wake County Board which is now celebrating its 10th year anniversary as a successful community event.

She is a passionate advocate for eliminating discrimination, and currently serves on the NC Coalition on Aging Diversity Disparities Committee, and as a facilitator for the Essential Partners Institute encouraging dialogue between communities and law enforcement. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and received her B.S. in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland with continuing graduate studies at Pfeiffer University. Her hobbies include reading and body-pump, fitness and community service. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Western Wake Alumnae Chapter.

Mary joined The Center for Black Health & Equity as Policy Manager in 2022. She manages grant projects seeking to address health disparities through collaborative policy efforts, building capacity by centering policies in equity, and developing broad resources for educating and engaging targeted partners to diminish components of structural racism driving inequality. She brings over 25 years of leadership, project management and advocacy experience as former Director of Diversity, United Way of America, Vice President, Marketing, United Way of the Triangle, and Executive Director, NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement. Her passion is volunteering with non-profit organizations and coalitions seeking to improve the lives of women and Black communities. Currently she is actively serving with the NC Coalition on Aging, Western Wake County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and ERA NC. She lives in Cary, NC with her family.

Mary Williams-Stover
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