Led by an inherent belief in young people as well as their ability to make change in their lives, Mary has been with MYSS since the conception of the vision in 2014. Mary has extensive work experience in both health and community sectors and is a registered nurse and midwife. Originally from Nigeria where her work was with a Family Planning Clinical Services Provider, Mary has since completed a Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) in Australia. She has also completed a Bachelor of Community Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs, where she also won Achievement Award – Chisholm Outstanding International Student of the Year in Higher Education and is currently completing a Masters of Counselling. Currently working as a Registered Nurse (Division 1), in Alcohol and Other Drugs Therapeutic Community, Mary also serves as the board secretary of Joyway Widows Foundation – an Australian foundation supporting childless widows (60 years and above) in Nigeria.