Mary Lyons Rouse joined CFA in November 2012. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, she worked at the A.E. Finley YMCA in Raleigh for over four years as the Sports Director and Director of Sports Camp. At the A.E. Finley YMCA, she worked with children of many ages and created and implemented a multitude of unique programs. After spending her first 9 years at CFA working as the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Mary Lyons moved to the Advancement Department in 2022 as the Assistant Director of Advancement for Volunteer Management & Events to manage all volunteer engagement to include the Family Partnership, and manage major school events and assist with the stewardship of donors.