TEDxBoston 2010

Mary Gunn

One Solution for Two Significant Social Problems

How bringing older and younger generations together can improve both the health of senior citizens and the literacy skills of children.



Mary Gunn has served as Executive Director since 2002, leading Generations Incorporated through its first major expansion in 2002-2006. Mary brings outstanding vision, non-profit management experience, and creativity to the job. Service has always been integral to her life, since her early years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1970s. Prior to joining Generations Incorporated, Mary served as the Executive Director of the Bird Street Youth Center in Dorchester for nearly 13 years. Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Lesley College.

Mary leads a staff of 13 persons, 6 of whom are full time. This staff oversees a huge volunteer program, including 35 AmeriCorps*VISTA members, 12 full time AmeriCorps State members, and over 330 Experience Corps volunteers.