Director of Donor Relations

Mary Ann Lara

Mary Ann is member of the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson, AZ. She grew up in California, where she graduated from University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business and is currently attending Simmon’s University of Boston, completing coursework to obtain her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work focusing on Tribal Health and Human Services. 

Before joining AIBL in 2019, Mary Ann worked at Bank of America for 19 years. She was Co-Chair of the Native American Professional Network in Southern California for four years where she focused on strengthening relationships in Indian County, hosting financial literacy at UNITY conferences and by providing financial support and event opportunities for many organizations such as Tribal TANF, Southern California Indian Center, Los Angeles Indian Commission and more. 

In her free time, she loves spending time with family, being outdoors, cooking, swimming and is an avid equestrian. Mary Ann is impassioned by helping others and making a difference in this world.