Proper leadership can truly change an entire culture. Mary Blankenship Pointer, of Oklahoma City, OK, exemplifies that notion. With what seems to be an endless resume, Pointer has been involved in just about everything.
Remarkably, Pointer is currently serving on more than two dozen local, state, national and international boards. What is even more remarkable is the fact that she is an active and willing participant for each of those committees. Pointer's involvement is authentic. She doesn’t do it because of name recognition; she does it because she truly cares.
Known as a “network maven,” Pointer has forged relationships and used her connections to better her community. One of her many and most recent contributions is her involvement with the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. COINN is an organization that represents nurses internationally, who specializes in the care of new born infants and their families. Pointer serves as volunteer Chief Financial Officer and her previous work with women and her knowledge of fundraising are a tremendous asset to COINN.
"I have known Ms. Pointer for almost a decade," said Dr. Carole Kenner, founder of COINN. "Her professional network is extensive because she works tirelessly to make Oklahoma a better place for all citizens, especially women and children."
Kenner knows firsthand the work ethic and dedication Pointer pours into her all her projects. When she is not assisting COINN, Pointer is at the forefront of a multitude of social, political and economic issues.
Whether it is her work with organizations such as Prevent Blindness and the Urban Library Council or her efforts to feed over 5,000 people and provide toys to children during the holidays, Pointer is always helping improve the quality of life for those in Oklahoma and beyond.