Mary Boyle, MS

Director of Communications, Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA)

Areas of Expertise

Message strategy and development, public and media relations, crisis communications, issue advocacy, social media, fund-raising, and journalism


Mary Boyle oversees communications for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, which coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide effort to transform health care through nursing.
Before arriving at AARP, Mary was the vice president of communications for Common Cause, a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen democracy at the national and state levels. She developed messaging and communications strategies, positioned the organization and its experts in the media, served as chief spokesperson, and oversaw the organization’s digital presence and online fund-raising.

Before joining Common Cause in 2002, Mary covered politics and public policy for the Denver, Colorado, and Washington, DC, bureaus of the Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and she was a general assignment reporter for the Associated Press in Baltimore, Maryland, and Denver. Mary started her journalism career as a staff writer for the Sun of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Mary has a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.





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