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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 CCNA, which coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide effort to transform health care through nursing.

Prior to arriving at AARP, Ms. Boyle 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 worked with the organization’s legislative and grassroots campaigns to develop messaging and communications strategies, position the organization and its experts in the media, serve as a chief spokesperson, oversee the organization’s digital presence, and run online fund-raising. 

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

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