Mary Myrick is the Program Director for the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. As an Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR), Ms. Myrick is the Founder and President of Public Strategies, an Oklahoma-based project management and social marketing firm (with offices in the D.C. area Colorado). PSI has national, state and local clients from the public, private and non-profit sectors. She and her team of over 150 employees provide a variety of services, including strategic planning, project management, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, event planning and public relations. Under Ms. Myrick's leadership, PSI has worked closely with senior policy officials to develop the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative , a program nationally recognized as the first statewide, comprehensive effort to deliver information and education services designed to strengthen relationships and marriage, with a focus on low-income families. Its latest program, Family Expectations , is a large federal demonstration project designed to provide marriage education for low-income couples during and immediately following pregnancy, with the goal of developing a model for statewide replication. Mary Myrick also leads efforts to provide technical assistance to other agencies and organizations conducting marriage-related projects, including the ACF's National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, MDRC (Supporting Healthy Marriage), Mathematica Policy Research (Building Strong Families) and Pal-Tech (Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative).
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