Patricia Farrell Burns – Executive Director of Mary’s Meals

Currently the Executive Director of Mary’s Meals USA, Mary’s Meals is an International charity that feeds 1.25 million children daily in their place of education. They serve meals in 15 of the world’s poorest countries. Mary’s Meals recently served their Billionth meal to a school child in India. Ms. Burns, a native of New York City, studied Biology and Economics at Boston College. She worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for many years with companies such as Glaxo Wellcome and Novartis, She led a team that introduced HPV testing to the United States with Digene and worked in the Medical vertical at American Express. Her older daughter Claire graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st Street in ‘2012 and her younger daughter Elizabeth will graduate in June of 2018.