Mary Jo Buchanan

Executive Director

Mary Jo Buchanan has served as the Executive Director of Ocean Partnership for Children since 2014. She is responsible for working with the Board of Trustees on the agency’s overall direction, as well as running the agency on a day-to-day basis. Prior to her work at OPC, she served as the Assistant County Administrator and Director of Human Services for Morris County.  She has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and government worlds, but the mission of Ocean Partnership for Children has been the most fulfilling for her.  Mary Jo has her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Asbury University, her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and a second Master’s degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University.  She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Mary Jo enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, grand dog and grand guinea pigs.

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