PRESIDENT'S MEDAL

Mary Walsh Boatfield

Mary Walsh Boatfield

A visionary and civic-minded leader, Mary Walsh Boatfield has been an advocate for individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. She is president and CEO of Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy-Happiness House, CP Rochester and Rochester Rehabilitation. Together, the organizations serve more than 6,000 individuals and families in six counties. Under her leadership, Happiness House renovated the organization’s Geneva facility, established an autism evaluation clinic in Geneva, built educational facilities and affordable housing in Canandaigua, and continues to grow today throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Happiness House regularly works with community partners, including Hobart and William Smith. Under Boatfield’s leadership, Happiness House has hosted student interns from the Colleges’ education program, groups of students participating in Days of Service events, and the Hobart football team that has raised more than $40,000 for the organization through fundraisers like Tackles & Touchdowns. In 2016, in recognition of her compassionate and successful leadership, Boatfield was named the Executive of the Year by the Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester.

 

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