Mary O’Doherty is Deputy Director of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV), which mobilizes and supports its 15 member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence. Mary advocates for policy improvements and financial support for survivors at the state and federal levels. She created KCADV’s housing and Economic Empowerment programs The 13-year-old asset-building project has helped hundreds of participants buy homes and vehicles, pursue a post-secondary education and start small businesses. The project offers financial education, credit counseling, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and micro loans to survivors at KCADV member programs and TANF recipients at the state’s community college system. Mary was responsible for the development of KCADV Homes and KCADV Homes Lexington, which used Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to create 71 units of supportive housing for domestic violence victims. In 2014 the Allstate Foundation named her Advocate of the Year. Mary joined the nonprofit world more than 14 years ago after an 18-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor.