Leadership/Mission

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The Mary E. Smith (M.O.M) Foundation, Inc./ Memories of Mary is a nonprofit charity organization founded in 2008. The foundation is dedicated to the memory of Mary Elizabeth Smith and operates in accordance to the following Mission:

To provide the resources to assist in the early detection and prevention of brain tumors; to support education and research in the neurosciences through scholarships; to award grants to health care organizations; to provide financial assistance for brain tumor screenings for underserved families; to promote healthy living and lifestyles through health awareness; to conduct and/or support community programs dedicated to the improvement of health, wellness and overall quality of life.

The Mary E Smith Foundation was established to help win the fight against brain tumors. Our Vision is to one day live in a world in which brain tumors do not exist… period.

Values: As a nonprofit organization, and as individuals, we value:
Integrity — Compassion — Excellence

The Mary E. Smith Foundation will achieve its mission through the following initiatives:

1. FIND-A-CURE provide grants to the nations top researchers

2. AIM HIGH provide academic scholarships to high school, college/medical students

3. SAVE-A-LIFE provide financial support for screening and health awareness

  • Tiffany Woodson - President

    Tiffany Woodson, received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Western Illinois University and Masters of Education from De Paul University in Chicago.

  • Tabari Woodson - Vice President

    Tabari Woodson, a hospital administration manager for a large academic medical in Chicago and is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) as well as the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).

  • Delecta Davis - Treasurer

    Delecta Davis received her undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Western Illinois University and Masters of Arts in Gerontology- Emphasis in Health Care Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

  • Kennedi Dixon - Director

    Kennedi Dixon received a B.S in Special Education from Western Illinois University in 1995 and a Masters of Arts in School Administration from Concordia University, Riverforest, IL.

  • Katherine Zeigler, M.D. - Director

    Katherine Zeigler, M.D. grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She matriculated at Chicago State University with a Biochemistry degree cum laude in 1997.

  • Stacey Mitchell - Director

    Stacey Mitchell is a managing director of staff diversity. She attended the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and graduated with distinction, earning a B.A. in English.