Executive Vice President
Joined: June 2008
Mary O’Hara joined ROC USA in 2008 and was elevated to Executive Vice President, ROC Movement, in February 2022.
Mary supports ROC USA’s strategic priority to ensure our historic work in community-driven change in neighborhoods is reflected (and magnified) in statewide and national change efforts.
Mary supports the ROC Association and co-op leaders and Members who are driving the national ROC movement through outreach and education, peer networking, and public policy.
Prior to assuming her new role, Mary led ROC USA® Network for 14 years, where she was instrumental in overseeing ROC USA’s affiliates and technical assistance.
Previous to joining ROC USA Network as its founding Director, Mary spent 15 years providing a wide range of community investment and development consulting services as a principal in Burlington Associates in Community Development, LLC, a national consulting cooperative.
Mary has 25 years of experience in the field of community development lending and community reinvestment. She has served in leadership positions at the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group, Boston Community Capital, and the Institute for Community Economics.
Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in government and human services from Cornell University, School of Human Ecology. In 2014, Mary graduated from Achieving Excellence in Community Development, a joint 18-month Executive Education program with NeighborWorks® America and Harvard University.