Mary Snider has been a resident in Oro Valley since 1999. After attending Portland State University, she began her 30-year career in healthcare with the Kaiser- Permanente Medical Care Program in the field of healthcare marketing, benefits consulting with Mercer-Meidinger for Fortune 500 companies and medical management consulting. She retired from her private medical practice consulting business in 1999 when her family relocated to Oro Valley, and turned her focus to community advocacy.
In 2003, she founded Project Graduation at Ironwood Ridge High School and collaborated with volunteers from Canyon del Oro High School. Project Graduation is an annual community-sponsored event providing a safe and sober graduation event for more than 800 Oro Valley high school seniors. In 2012, Snider’s dedication to youth resulted in the formation of the Town’s first-ever Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council, which seeks to foster civic engagement and give students a voice in the Town’s planning and decision-making process.
In addition to her work for the Amphi Foundation, Mary is also a board member for the United Way of Southern Arizona, a past board member of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, an advisory board member of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, a member of the Oro Valley Optimist Club and after ten years of serving on the Oro Valley Community Foundation board, she has transitioned to the Foundation’s Advisory Board. Mary and her husband of 40 years, Greg, have 2 sons.