Mary A. Shaheen

United Way of New York State - Vice President

Mary A. Shaheen is Vice President of United Way of New York State, serving 40 local United Ways statewide. She first joined UWNYS as Director of the Early Childhood Investment Fund, a state-wide public/private partnership aimed at finding local solutions to early childhood priorities. She chaired the committee that developed criteria for 2-1-1 designated regional call centers and continues to serve on the 2-1-1 New York’s Application Review and Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the Leadership Group for New York State Partners for Children, the USNY Early Childhood Cabinet and OASAS’ State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. Prior to joining UWNYS, Ms. Shaheen worked for 10 years in local youth programs and as staff member to Assembly Majority Leader James Tallon.