Mary C. Haddad


Trustee Since 2006

As the parent of two former CBA students, each of whom are now college graduates, Mary C. Haddad has served on the CBA board twice. First, from 2006 until 2011 and again from 2016 until the present. Mary is President and Co-founder of the Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation which assists at-risk children and adults through education to help them live productive lives. Mary is also President of The Suffolk Foundation, a community foundation that serves Western Tidewater. The Obici Healthcare Foundation recently appointed her Secretary of that board. Previously, Mrs. Haddad chaired the Suffolk Foundation’s Women’s Impact Fund, The Strategic Planning Committee for Oakland Christian United Church of Christ, and was Vice-president (President Elect) of The Suffolk Foundation. She has chaired the Exploratory Building Committee for Oakland Christian Church, was a Mentor for an Old Dominion University Student as a Member of Old Dominion University’s Women’s Initiative Network and was Secretary of the Board of WHRO radio and television stations. Mary has held the offices of Secretary of the board, Chair of Academic Affairs and Chair of Outstanding Faculty Awards of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Mrs. Haddad has served as Vice-rector and Chair of Academic Affairs at Old Dominion University’s Board of Visitors, Secretary of The Family & Children’s Trust Fund, and on the Governor’s Task Force on Cervical Cancer. She has been the General Coordinator of an award-winning community-built playground (Fun Forest in Chesapeake, VA), chaired the American Heart Association in Virginia Beach, and co-chaired both the Heart Ball and the Children’s Hospital Ball. She has been a Senior Marketing Representative and vice president at a large development firm. Mrs. Haddad graduated from Hampton University, summa cum laude, in 2009. Mary graduated from Gonzaga University earning a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Organizational Leadership with a certification in Servant Leadership in 2014 with a 4.0 GPA. Awards include Local Hero from Bank of America, Humanitarian from National Committee for Community and Justice, Safe Harbor from Programs and Places for Children, Woman of the Year from Hampton Roads Youth Center, Volunteer Achievement Honorary from Volunteer Hampton Roads, Chairman’s Award from Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer and Community Service Award from Outstanding Professional Women of Hampton Roads, and others.