Mary Falls-Staley

Director of Cultivation

Since 2013, Mary has managed, strengthened, and grown Benefits Data Trust’s partnerships with state and local government, philanthropy, advocacy groups, and community leaders by overseeing the launch of BDT’s scalable and efficient outreach and benefits enrollment model in five states. She thrives in driving public-private partnerships as a means to help people meet their most basic needs by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services.  

As BDT’s Director of Cultivation, Mary currently leads the team responsible for identifying strategic opportunities to deepen BDT’s presence in existing states and cultivating relationships with key national, state, and local organizations in new geographies. As a leader within the Office of Operations, Mary also drives internal improvement and transformation initiatives to advance BDT’s ambitious scaling and growth plans.  

Prior to coming to BDT, Mary led policy and outreach initiatives on behalf of Oregon’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and the State of Oregon’s Healthy Kids and Health Systems Division. She earned her B.A. from Millersville University with a specialization in Communications and Public Relations.