Mary Quirk is the Executive Director of the Living at Home Network, a network of 32 small nonprofits that use a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach to assist older adults in living at home though volunteer and professional services. Prior to this position, Quirk served on staff of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) from 2006 - 2015, first as Volunteer Resources Leadership Project Manager and then as Executive Director. She coordinated the development of the Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series, an eight-module training on best practices based on curriculum developed by Betty Stallings. She also managed MAVA’s initiatives on shorter-term volunteering, city volunteer engagement, volunteerism in immigrant communities, engaging Boomers as volunteers, and volunteerism in a shifting environment. Previously Quirk directed two volunteer-based nonprofit organizations: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly and Southeast Seniors, and A Living at Home Block Nurse Program.
Quirk has a BA degree from Grinnell College. She holds masters’ degrees from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and has a Certificate in the Leadership of Volunteers from MAVA.