At its 11th Annual Allies in Prevention Luncheon, SCAN honored Mary Ann Moran.
Mary Ann Moran has forever changed her community by making critical connections for children. Recently retired from Arlington’s Department of Human Services, Mary Ann was the Assets Coordinator for APCYF, for which she was a driving force of its creation in 2000 and its first citizen chair. Her work has included years as a preschool teacher, mentor, advocate and community leader. In each role, she has focused on connecting children with the protection, inspiration and resources they need to thrive.
“Not only does she have a clear vision of how a community should treat its young people,” wrote her nominator, “she also implements the building blocks that connect people to construct a better community for youth and families.” Mary Ann has served on countless boards, PTAs, task forces and received the Arlington Community Hero Award. She has quietly played a pivotal role for many groups, bringing service providers together, crating programs to fill gabs in the community, and encouraging professionals to make children and families a priority no matter what their job may be.
Mary Ann grew up in a family of 12 children. She and her husband of 42 years have two daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Mary Ann says, “I’ve been so blessed to be able to do what I love: work with families and children so that together we can create a stronger community – one that values, honors and supports all children from birth all the way through the teens years.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect by:
EDUCATING the community about the scope, nature and consequences of child abuse and neglect and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting; PROVIDING direct parent education; ADVOCATING for children in the community, the legislature and the courts.