Mary Nelson

Residential Director

Mary Nelson Headshot

Florence Nightingale House

Mary began working at New Haven in 2014 as a staff in the Rosa Parks house. Since that time, she has been an Assistant Supervisor, and Supervisor, prior to becoming the Residential Director. One of the things she loves most about working at New Haven is building meaningful relationships with the girls and being a part of their healing journey. She finds it fulfilling to watch families move through the program and transition home happy and whole.

Mary was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah. She is the youngest of nine children, having two older sisters and six older brothers, whose ages span thirty years. Mary graduated in 2002 from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Mary is married and has three children, one son and two daughters. Mary loves spending time with her family. She enjoys taking pictures of their adventures whether playing in the park, visiting the zoo or fishing. Mary also enjoys being creative whenever she can by creating scrapbooks, sewing and decorating her home.