Mary O’Reilly is the new vice president, Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, where she will help implement grantmaking programs and other activities designed to advance Arizona’s bioscience sector. She succeeds William A. Read, who retired after nearly 30 years with the foundation.
O’Reilly comes to the Phoenix-based philanthropic organization from Science Foundation Arizona, where she served as a senior executive who developed and managed a portfolio of research investments along with other projects.
She also had worked for a Scottsdale-based renewable energy startup and a multinational electronics-manufacturing company, and as a scientist at Tyndall National Institute in Ireland. She also has served as a technical advisor to the Arizona Commerce Authority.