Mary Richardson is a Professor of Public Health (Emeritus) at the University of Washington. She served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Health Administration for over ten years. During that time she held positions on local, regional and national non-profit Boards. A resident of the downtown area for more than 25 years, Mary is a big fan of Pike Place Market – as a shopper and a supporter of Market activities. She is currently a volunteer at the Market Food Bank. Mary is also a member of the Thursday Walkers, a group of women who walk from downtown to Queen Anne’s Kinnear Park and back four days a week. She has participated with the Thursday Walkers in projects to support the Market Foundation.
Why PPMF: I’m excited about serving on the Foundation Board because I care deeply about the work of the Foundation and the organizations it supports. I’m familiar with the Food Bank having volunteered there for the past two years. I watched with great excitement as the new Senior Center housing went up, and have known of the Heritage House for a long time. In fact, my friends (and colleagues) Drs. Jenifer Ereth and Donald Patrick helped in the development many years ago. As you know I worked with my friends, the Thursday Walkers as we raised funds for the Child Care Center playground. And I’ve known of the Health Center since it’s inception.