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Mary Elisabeth Reiner, American public relations specialist.


Reiner, Mary Elisabeth was born on April 19, 1931 in New York City. Daughter of Francis Drake and Ethel B. (Pleis) Wells.


Bachelor, Middlebury College, 1953. Bachelor in Anthropology, New York University, 1955. Diploma, Russian Institute.

Diploma, Columbia University, 1960. Master of Arts in Public Law and Government, Columbia University, 1960.


Professor government Notre Dame campus St. John's University, New York City, 1960—1962. Editor United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1973—1977. Information officer United States Committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1977—1979.

Director public information International Human Assistance Programs, 1979—1981. Development director National Child Labor Committee, 1981—1983. Director resource development International Institute Rural Reconstrn., 1984—1986.

Director development New York City Mission Society, 1986—1989. Editor newsletter non-governmental organization-United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Newsletter, 1973—1977, News World's Children, 1977—1979. Board directors Rogosin Institute, 1992—1995.

President Faith Spirit Northfield Mount Hermon Foundation, since 1996.


National board directors Girl Scouts United States, 1975—1981. Chairman development World Leisure and Recreation Association, 1980—1983. Delegate Care Inc., 1979—1981.

Member, head team of representatives United Nations, World Association Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 1969—1978, honorary associate world committee. London, since 1978, member world conference Finland, 1969, Canada, 1972, London, 1975, board directors, 1987—1990, World Foundation Girl Guide and Girl Scouts. Member advisory council, board directors Rogosin Institute New York Hospital Cornell University Medical College, since 1992.

Member of New York Junior League (director 1969-1970, chairman sustaining members committee 1973-1974), Women Communications, National Society Fund-Raising Executives, Public Relations Society America (chapter public service council 1979-1984), Women Executives Public Relations.


Married John Paul Reiner, July 27, 1961. Children: Mary E., Clark B.

Francis Drake Wells

Ethel B. (Pleis) Wells

John Paul Reiner

Mary E. Reiner

Clark B. Reiner