Mary Frances Baldes

Mary Frances Baldes

Communications Manager
“Pioneering spirit should continue, not to conquer the planet or space … but rather to improve the quality of life.” -  — Bertrand Piccard

Mary Frances manages communications for Cambia Health Foundation and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team of its parent company, Cambia Health Solutions.  In this position she is responsible for content strategy and communications, including positioning, messaging, integrated communications (digital/social, PR, events, internal communications, executive thought leadership) and storytelling through the lens of the organization’s strategic partners, community investments and employee engagement.

Prior to joining Cambia in 2018, Mary Frances served as a Program Manager for Mercy Corps NW executing small business education initiatives that assisted low-income citizens of Oregon and Washington, including immigrant and formerly incarcerated populations, to create more productive, secure and satisfying lives.  Earlier in her career she held a variety of marketing communications positions in press relations, internal communications and marketing at Africa Bridge, Waggener Edstrom and Intel Corporation.

Mary Frances holds a BS in Business Administration; Marketing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  She currently volunteers as an instructor at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and has served on the boards of several community non-profits including Tigard Youth Lacrosse and Tigard Youth Football.  She also provides swim instruction at the local community pool to students with special needs. Mary Frances is an exercise and sports enthusiast who can often be found biking or running along a beautiful Pacific Northwest trail.