Director of Human Resources
Mary J Cowan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Director of Human Resources. She is from Pennsylvania but has enjoyed living in Texas for many years. Her Human Resource career spans almost 30 years, during which time Mary held leadership roles in non-profit, manufacturing and retail industries. She has held the SPHR (Senior Professional of Human Resources) designation for 12 years and the newly introduced SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional) designation for one year.
Mary joined TFCC when the organization was establishing itself as an FQHC facility independent from the large hospital system it had been a part of for over 20 years. She played an important role in this transition by implementing strategic systems including payroll, recruiting and benefit plans and programs that enabled TFCC to function as a group of stand-alone community health centers. Mary continues to lead the Human Resource function.
Mary participates in the Project Search Business Advisory Council, the East Texas Human Needs Network and The Susan B. Komen Foundation (as a breast cancer survivor). In her free time, Mary enjoys playing with her roommate, a German Shepherd named Bella. She also enjoys playing Sudoku, the New York Times crossword puzzles (especially Sunday) and Words with Friends. Cooking, collecting vintage jewelry, and reading also fill Mary’s spare time.