Mary Merritt, a retired special needs teacher, holds a Masters degree in education and has been a Special Olympics coach for her students. She is a board member of Iowa Right to Life and a member of our executive committee, as well as a local chapter leader for Raccoon Valley Right to Life. Serving on the board of directors for a national pro-life organization, Human Life Alliance, has created opportunities for giving presentations in many countries utilizing educational materials from Iowa Right to Life and Human Life Alliance concerning abstinence, STDs, abortion, and end of life issues. She is married to her best friend, and they, along with their children have been involved for decades with work overseas. She is blessed with 10 grandchildren.