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Mary is among the country’s most accomplished advocates for diversity and gender equality. She works extensively with corporations and non-profit organizations to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

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Mary Hayshi With Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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Some of her most noteworthy work includes managing the American Public Health Association’s California Campaign to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, where she served under the leadership of U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. Here she worked toward eliminating health disparities and promoting bioterrorism preparedness initiatives.

As executive director at Capital Unity Council, Mary arranged site acquisition and launched a fundraising feasibility study for the center’s capital campaign. The Unity Center is an interactive learning museum that raises awareness of California’s diversity through historical exhibits and ongoing social science research.

"Mary Hayashi is one of America’s best health care advocates. Mary’s work on behalf of women’s health, children’s mental health, and affordable health care for families has earned my respect."

- Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass


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At the intersection of diversity, equality, public policy, and healthcare, Mary Hayashi is not your typical public affairs consultant. She’s a strategist and advisor, advocate, and philanthropist. She pursues meaningful reform and creates steadfast partnerships.