Governor Phil Scott has appointed Mary Daly of Peacham to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.
“Mary has a long history of public service, and has demonstrated a deep commitment to her community. She’s worked to make a difference in the lives of Vermonters, and shown leadership in protecting the vulnerable – a priority for my administration,” said Gov. Scott. “This commitment and experience will be valuable to the Commission and the critical role it plays for women and Vermont. I thank Mary for her willingness to serve once again.”
Born in St. Johnsbury and raised on a dairy farm in Peacham, Ms. Daly is a graduate of Peacham Academy and the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
Ms. Daly began her career as Staff Nurse at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, moving on to similar roles at several Colorado medical centers. She then served in leadership roles, including Neuro Trauma Unit Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nurses, and Emergency Room Head Nurse in medical facilities in New Mexico and Colorado. As a Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, and Registered Nurse, she took on medical case management roles, including Rehabilitation Case Manager and Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire. She was Executive Director of the High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program in Sharon, which provides individualized lessons addressing the physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges of seniors, veterans, teens, adults and children with varying abilities. Ms. Daly retired from Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital as Occupational Health Nurse in 2013.
Ms. Daly is a past Chair of the Orange County Republican Committee. Having just moved back to Peacham, she now serves as Secretary of the Caledonia County Republican Committee. In addition, Ms. Daly volunteers for the national Office of Emergency Management’s Medical Reserve Corps, where individuals with medical and public health backgrounds strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency.
Ms. Daly’s public service has included membership on the Governor’s Commission on Healthy Aging; the Fairlee town Selectboard and Board of Civil Authority; the Upper Valley River Sub-committee of the Connecticut River Joint Commission (representing Fairlee); the Board of Directors of the Fairlee Public Library; and as a Justice of the Peace.