Mary Jo graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and worked in advertising for Leo Burnett in Chicago for many years after college. While her children were attending grade school at Montini Catholic School, she served as their Administrative Assistant for 8 years. She discovered her true calling in hospice, however in the early 1990s when she worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Hospice of Dayton. Mary Jo said she found her place and her peace working for non-profits. She joined JourneyCare in November of 2013 as a Care Coordinator in the Intake Department. She currently lives in Crystal Lake with her three children ages 21, 19 and 17 and their hospice dog, Gus. She comes from a big family and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can.