Q&A with Mary Westphal

Mary Westphal began serving as Executive Director of the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in 2009.  She is responsible for a $1.4 million dollar budget which is committed to a vision of a world without breast cancer. 

She oversees all management aspects of the local Komen Affiliate including the Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure, Toledo and Findlay, and she serves as the local liaison to the national organization. 

Mary is a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo, the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as a President of Sylvania City Council.   Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame Academy and as an alternate to the Board of Directors of Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. 

She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. She is married to Bob and they have three adult children.      

Are you a native Toledoan?  Yes I was born in Toledo and raised in Sylvania

What was your first job? Making prize ribbons at Sylvan Studios in downtown Sylvania

Do you have any secrets for

aging gracefully? Be happy and don’t sweat the small stuff….and, of course, there is Chanel face cream products!

What health, diet or lifestyle tips do you practice? Exercise regularly

Words to live by? Everything happens for a reason.   And you are as happy as you decide you want to be 

Biggest self-indulgence?Chocolate!

I have always wanted to? Travel the world….and I am working on my travel bucket list!

What do you admire in others?  Honesty

Something most people don’t know about me? I’m a certified scuba diver and also a Lady GaGa fan

Proudest Accomplishment? 

My children, Glenn, Scott and Elaine

Person I Most Admire: Mary Chris Skeldon holds a special place in the hearts of the Susan G Komen Northwest Ohio Family.  As Board President she led this organization with a vision and energy that helped change our definition of the word IMPACT. 

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