Mary Lee, Deputy Director, helps guide the PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place, and provides technical assistance and training to public and private agencies collaborating to build healthy communities. She was a panelist on the Forum’s discussion about African American Discrimination in America.
A graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Mary is a practicing attorney with more than 25 years of experience using civil rights, land use, and economic development strategies to revitalize neighborhoods and enhance public participation in the policy arena. At PolicyLink she has co-authored reports on access to healthy food, the built environment, and the impact of place and race on health. She also teaches courses on law, public policy, and civil rights. Mary stays true to her motto “think globally, act locally” by remaining active in local politics in Los Angeles.