Press Release

Hardy Girls Healthy Women announces Interim President

WATERVILLE, Maine — Hardy Girls Healthy Women announced today that they have named an Interim President to head the organization.

“We are pleased to announce that we have named Mary Fifield as Interim President for Hardy Girls Healthy Women. Mary comes to Hardy Girls with 23 years of experience providing executive counsel to the leadership of a wide range of non-profit organizations regarding issues that are of critical importance to them, including organizational mission and identity, marketing, development, and public affairs,” wrote Anne Belden, Board Chair of Hardy Girls Healthy Women, in a press release.

Fifield is former journalist who has produced headline programming for several major television networks. She was a producer at 20/20 and World News Tonight for ABC News. She was Charlie Rose’s political producer at Nightwatch with Charlie Rose for CBS News and she produced news pieces for NBC Nightly News. She was also the producer of CBS’s award-winning public affairs program, Face the Nation.

Mary is the past president of The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus; the former chair of the Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP); the recent past vice-chair of the public-health non-profit Health Resources In Action, and a recent director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts.

Mary is also the mother of a daughter, Molly.

“We are thrilled to bring Mary Fifield on to work with Hardy Girls as our Interim President. Mary’s years of management experience, her own personal and professional commitment to girls’ and women’s issues, and excitement for working with us to further our vision of a world where girls and women experience equality, independence and safety in their lives made her an ideal fit for this position,” Belden wrote.

About the appointment, Mary Fifield wrote in a press release: “I’m a tremendous admirer of the work that Hardy Girls, Healthy Women is doing nationwide. Throughout my career, I have had a passion for organizations that work to improve opportunities for girls. Changes that improve the environment for girls and women can’t come soon enough, particularly since we make better decisions and better laws when men and women are represented equally at the table.”

Mary will begin her tenure on July 1st, 2013 and has a six-month contract.

Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is a nonprofit organization located in Waterville, ME dedicated to the health and well-being of girls and women. HGHW is striving to create a world where women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives.