Mary grew up in Albemarle County. After graduating from University of Virginia School of Nursing, she worked at New York University Tisch Medical Center on the medical surgical step-down unit. During her time in NYC, she earned a degree in health counseling to coach patients in preventing and better managing chronic diseases to live healthier, longer lives. This holistic focus has ever since informed her years of nursing.
She settled back in Charlottesville to raise her young children, caring for the local community at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital's Emergency Department on weekends. Once her kids were in school, she moved to UVA Health as a clinic manager, leading her teams to provide exceptional primary and specialty care to patients across the region and winning leadership awards. She is grateful for the experiences and opportunities she gained in this role.
When her family needed to temporarily move, Mary left UVA and got involved in helping her new community at The Free Medical Clinic in Columbia, SC. She volunteered as nursing staff and care coordinator in the clinic that serves patients without any insurance or ability to pay. Her time there was such a different experience and gave her a glimpse of how our most vulnerable are forgotten, especially during the pandemic.
In her free time, Mary volunteers as a coach for her daughter's Charlottesville High School lacrosse team. She enjoys cooking, eating, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ready to Support Your Case
Mary works in concert with Attorney Beth Norton serving clients with health-care related cases. She is excited to be on the Norton Health Law team and feels she makes a difference for our clients through age-old nursing principles and relationship-based care.