Mary Nowell attended Georgia State and began her career in the banking industry specializing in Records and Risk Management. She has been in the Records & Project Management, Risk & Compliance Management and Privacy business in one form or another for the past 50 years. She has been associated with The Center for Pursuit in all those areas since 1996, starting as the agency’s Records & Project Coordinator where she was responsible for the overall confidentiality and maintenance of all client records, as well as the creation of the agency’s first online client database. She was elevated to the position of Director of Records Management and HIPAA Privacy Officer in 2003, transitioning into the agency’s Director of Quality Assurance in 2013 and adding Compliance responsibilities to that in 2018. Her latest milestone has been spearheading the agency’s transition from an all paper recordkeeping environment to a fully electronic one, and as Director of Special Projects she is now assisting in streamlining the agency’s Billing & Collections processes.
Director of Special Projects