Swift to retire as Pathways organization CEO

ESCANABA — Pathways CEO Mary Swift has announced that she will be retiring April 30, 2021 following 28 years of services with Pathways, a public mental health system that directly provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities, children with severe emotional disturbances, and adults with severe mental illness in Alger, Delta, Luce and Marquette counties.

“Throughout Mary’s career, her priority has always been focused on the individuals receiving services. Her commitment to the health and wellness of those we serve can be seen through programs she has supported and assured were implemented within the Pathways catchment area,” a press release stated.

Her 28 year career at Pathways has included her providing direct services, overseeing the services being provided, protecting the rights of those receiving services, and managing the overall community mental health system for the Pathways’ catchment area. The actual positions included case manager for the family support services, program supervisor for the Family Support Services, supervisor of the Recipient Rights Office, chief operating officer, and for the past six years, and which she is now retiring from, Pathways chief executive officer.

“The Pathways organization, board, and our employees would like to congratulate Mary on her retirement and would like to wish her well in this next chapter of her life,” a press release stated.

Due to the pandemic, Pathways will not be able to host a retirement reception and encourage those that have worked closely with Swift to express their congratulations to her directly.


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