Meeting / Luncheon

Thursday, April 23
Community Hospital Long Beach
MemorialCare Health System
1720 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
11:30am – 1:30pm

Speaker: Mary Odell, UniHealth Foundation
Topic: “Where We’ve Been and What’s Around the Corner”

Mary Odell

Mary Odell is the President of UniHealth Foundation, a private healthcare philanthropy which makes grants primarily to hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties California. Prior to joining UniHealth Foundation in 1999, Mary served for eight years as President of The Riordan Foundation and its associated public foundation, Rx for Reading. Mary is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College and has done extensive graduate work in early childhood education and early speech and language acquisition. She has lifetime credentials to teach multiple subjects, preschool through 12th grade and adult education and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Mary pursued a career in elementary school teaching and administration and worked as an Education and Instruction Specialist for IBM for before becoming a foundation officer. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.