Mary Taylor is a non-profit and civic leader and a strategic advisor to the Emory University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. A founding member of the Atlanta Auxiliary of the Alzheimer’s Association, she is dedicated to advancing Emory University’s research and clinical work in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s. In addition, she serves on the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Board of Counselors for the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum and the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia Libraries.Prior to her full time volunteer work in Atlanta, Ms. Taylor spent twenty years in broadcast journalism. She began her career with “60 Minutes” at CBS News in New York in 1968. From there, she researched, directed and/or produced award-winning documentary films for CBS, the BBC, PBS with Bill Moyers and the CBC with Tom Wolfe. After serving in a variety of local news positions in New York City and Washington, D. C., she moved to Atlanta to anchor the local news from 1980 to 1984 for the Gannett-owned WXIA-TV, where she earned recognition for outstanding achievement in investigative reporting.