Mary Beauchamp Cohen is a writer, editor, facilitator, and project manager with over 15 years experience assisting organizations with communication projects and planning. She has worked in health care systems, taught communication courses, and managed the development of print, audio, and video materials for corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. Since receiving her degree, Mary has written and edited hundreds of articles, dozens of reports, brochures, newsletters, assorted video scripts, speeches, and several books. To that end, she has interviewed people, commissioned and directed photo shoots, collaborated with graphic designers, printers, and video producers, and facilitated or presented at meetings of all sizes. In the course of her research, she has made connections across the United States, Africa, South and Central America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. As a communication professional, Mary's role varies with the objective. Sometimes her name and face are out in front of her work. More often, though, the images and names of the corporations, nonprofits, consortiums, institutions, and philanthropies she assists are "front and center" and her efforts serve to solidify other identities and underscore related objectives. Some of Mary's clients in the past years include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Public Sector Consultants, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Michigan State University Extension, and APCO Worldwide. A graduate of the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and Arts Honors Program (BA 1974) and Western Michigan University (MA 1987), Mary is married with three grown children and lives in Kalamazoo.