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Mary Valbaneda

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Mary Valbaneda

Project Specialist

Mary joined the Fresno Building Healthy Communities in 2021 as Isolation and Quarantine Support Lead, and has since transitioned into the role of Project Specialist in 2022.

Mary is new graduate from Fresno State with a bachelors in Sociology.
Mary is originally from Pasadena, California and is the oldest of her siblings. Growing up, she and her mother along with her siblings faced economic challenges. Mary saw firsthand that the inequities for rent, food and other basic needs were far too great. With this experience, she has grown into her role, and hold the firm belief that children families deserve safe housing, healthy food and quality parks and green spaces to exercise and play.