Mary V. Gordon, MA, is a Senior Program Director at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, MD. A PIRE employee since 1992, she has worked on a number of public health-related projects. She was recently appointed as the Co-Center Director for the Calverton Center. Her earlier position was as Director of Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) at the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (PIRE). In her functional role as a Director, Ms. Gordon managed a $3M budget, supervised the senior staff, managed over 30 consultants and was the staff lead for the Center’s National Youth Initiative.
Ms. Gordon’s areas of expertise include policy development, strategic planning and community coalition support. Mary was also the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Center’s Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) contract. The contract addressed the underage drinking technical assistance needs of CADCA’s newly developed National Coalition Institute. Her professional background includes program administration, training, and evaluation. Across her PIRE career, she has been responsible for program management, strategic policy development, and training in several health and behavioral research programs. Ms. Gordon has extensive experience managing complex projects to assure that deliverables are timely and maximally useful to all stakeholders. She has exercised this skill at the state, local, and federal levels, working with diverse and mainstream populations, to improve public health outcomes. Ms. Gordon has more than twenty years of professional experience in the field of program administration, training, and technical assistance.