As Mayor and Councilwoman of Madison, Mary-Anna had the distinction of chairing or co-chairing every committee and department in the Borough. Some of those departments and committees include: utilities, public safety, emergency management, public health, engineering, public works and parks, the Electric and Water Study Committees, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Madison Housing Authority. Mary-Anna also served as Chairman of the Madison-Chatham Joint Meeting Wastewater Facility.
Mary-Anna graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Manhattanville College with a Masters in Humanities-American Art and Architecture. Mary-Anna is a researcher, writer and lecturer on historic preservation and downtown revitalization. She is Second Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC), Co-Vice Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Water Committee, a member of the NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure as well as a member of the NARUC Sub-committee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal. She is also a member of the NJ Clean Water Council and a member of the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC). She and her husband Richard have resided in Madison for 27 years