Mary Kuniski joined Parkinson Voice Project (PVP) in January 2017 as the Director of Communications and Education. Prior to joining PVP, Mary worked in both the manufacturing and retail industries. During her 35 years in retail, she managed numerous retail stores of increasing volume. For the past 19 years, Mary held the position of Vice President Vendor Collaboration for Michaels Stores, Inc. where she managed vendor education, communication, and quality assurance. Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
On the personal side, Mary and her husband Joe have been married over 30 years and have been North Texas residents for over 20 years. Her interests include her faith, family including her three Norwegian Forest Cats, friends, and mentoring women to succeed in business.
Mary was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease in 2013 and is a graduate of the SPEAK OUT!® program and is now a LOUD Crowd® member. Mary was so captivated by the difference SPEAK OUT!® made in her life, she quickly determined that she wanted to join the organization. Her goal is to use her business and marketing experience to get the word out to other Parkinson patients so they too can experience these life-changing programs.