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Mary Chalifour

Acting Director of Communications

As acting director of communications, Mary provides strategic leadership to Barr's communications initiatives and manages Barr's communications team. Mary began serving in this capacity in August 2021.

Mary has served in several roles on Barr's communications team since joining the Foundation in 2014. She has grown Barr's narrative work and digital storytelling. In addition, Mary led the creation of Barr's digital communications strategy.

Prior to joining Barr, Mary worked in the nonprofit sector, focusing on economic development. She served as senior communications analyst at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), where she led marketing efforts for the organization’s small business programs and economic research.

Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in communications and human development at Boston College. She lives in South Boston with her husband, Chris and son, Julian.

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