Rev. Dr. Mary Walton, MSW, M. Div., D. Min. is a former Interval House Executive Director who now serves as Sr. Management Adviser of Interval House and Creating A Safe Environment (CASE) Interfaith Project, specializing in the complex domestic violence issues affecting diverse communities of faith, color and culture. She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and Dr. Walton received her Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 2010, with her dissertation being: A Faith-based African American Network for Violence Free Relationships.
Recognized as a pioneer in the domestic violence movement, Mary spent the last 35 years serving as a leading advisor to family violence programs and coalition efforts—many of which were started or designed as a result of her guidance and dedication to advancing services for victims. Among other contributions to the field, Mary brings her experience as principal of MLW Consultancy, is serving the California Governor’s Domestic Violence Advisory Council, and working to advance the newly formed Faith-based African-American Network for Violence Free Relationships as both a doctoral project and means to develop new leadership, working towards creating a culture of peace in the African American Community.