Mary Jane England, MD

Upon getting her medical degree, Dr. England enjoyed a national and inter-national career as a child psychiatrist. She was the first commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, associate dean and director of the Lucius N. Littauer Master in Public Administration Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, VP of Prudential, and president of the Washington Business Group on Health. An expert on health care and mental health parity, Dr. England chaired the IOM committee on parental depression and its effect on children and other family members. She continues to serve on Mrs. Rosalynn Carter’s Task Force on Mental Health at the Carter Center, and on the National Academies/IOM board on children and families. As president of Regis College for 10 years she oversaw transformative change by taking the historic undergraduate women’s college into coeducation and building its graduate programs, notably health care professions.

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