Mara Kline

Mara Kline joined The Guardianship Project in February 2017.

Mara received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Medaille College where she completed her field work as a guidance counselor intern at an all-girls Catholic school. Mara then went on to further her education at Adler University (Chicago) where she earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration on community mental health. During her time at Adler, Mara completed her field work at a mental health center where she provided services to adults with severe mental illnesses. She also worked on a field work research project for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) that reviewed crisis intervention training for county police departments (particularly as related to mental health crises), in efforts to connect families with crisis support and to promote more positive outcomes.

Prior to joining TGP, Mara worked for the City of Buffalo Common Council, South District, where she assisted with organizing community events and solving constituent complaints. She is currently a member of the She’s the First Young Professionals Network, an organization in New York City that supports a global movement for gender equality, by providing educational opportunities for young women who will be the first in their families or communities to graduate high school and attend college.