Mary Moran Boudreau, RDH, MBA
Connecticut Oral Health Initiative
“Leadership is often described as a process to get support or move others in the direction to accomplish -a common task or goal.”
Mary Moran Boudreau credits the early development of her leadership skills with being brought up as one of seven-child family brought up in the multi-cultural city of Springfield, MA. She has a love of learning and finds opportunities to do so in every conversation she has. “Listening is the best way to learn, especially if you contemplate on what just happened,” she says.
Moran Boudreau’s degrees from the University of Bridgeport have led her to many opportunities in academia, corporate and nonprofit employment, and volunteer activities. An associate degree in science in dental hygiene resulted in a clinical position in a private dental practice in Connecticut. She continued her education with a bachelor’s in science in dental hygiene education and ultimately took a faculty position at the University of Bridgeport instructing dental hygiene students. Her master’s in business administration provided her with the academic studies that led her to executive director positions with the Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association and currently the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, whose mission coincides with her own, promoting oral health for all.