Mary Moran has been in the reentry field for over 30 years. Mary has dedicated her life to underserved communities her entire career. However, she became more involved and focused on reentry when her youngest son went to prison at age 17. This event had a significant impact on her and she dedicated her life to helping pre and post releases from prison/jail reenter society.
Mary was instrumental in developing and administering comprehensive reentry programs in Travis County, both in the Criminal Justice Department and in the Travis County Sheriffs office, Del Valle Correctional Complex. She holds the highest level as a Master Instructor Reentry Workforce Development Specialist and has trained more than 75 Reentry Workforce Development Specialists in Texas. She is currently serving as OPRC's President/CEO and believes in providing the best customer service to returned citizens, justice impacted individuals, and/or anyone desiring a second chance. She believes strongly that not just employment is needed to succeed, but the whole person needs to be addressed. She believes that we are indeed our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers!