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Mary Hedahl

Vice President, Development

As Director of Development, Mary Hedahl is responsible with ensuring that Human Rights First has the funds necessary to carry out the mission today and well into the future.

Before coming to Human Rights First, Mary was Director of Development at the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York state affiliate of the ACLU. She also worked as the Interim Director of Development and the Associate Director of Development for Individual Giving at Symphony Space, was the Director of Development for the Women's Project, and the Senior Development Associate for Theatre Development Fund.

Hedahl started her professional life as a dancer, actress, and writer and moved into development as a natural extension of her passion for the arts and social justice.