Changemakers: Mary Leary, President and CEO of Mather

Having been at the helm of Mather for nearly 18 years, Mary Leary is no stranger to change. She formerly held an executive role with Classic Residence by Hyatt and today brings her experience both in for-profit and not-for-profit senior living to some new innovations the not-for-profit Mather is driving forward.

Among her recent claims to change, Leary and Mather spearheaded the launch of the term “life plan community” in an effort to better describe the concept to consumers. With communities in greater Chicago and Arizona, and another under development in the Washington, D.C. market, Mather also lays claim to Mather Institute and Leary founded and chairs Novare, a national consortium of single-site and small-system life plan community providers.

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