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Resume of Mary Jane Borden


Mary Jane Borden and a few of her drawings.

Accomplished communications and information professional. Author, artist, advocate and activist in cannabis policy, reform and education.


  • Public & Media Relations * Strategic Planning * Organizational Management

  • Research & Analysis * Non-Profit Finance * Graphic & Web Design

  • Investigative Reporting * Public Speaking * Grant & Creative Writing








Ohio Rights Group (ORG) Columbus, Ohio

Cofounded this 501(c)(4) advocacy organization and its 501(c)(3) sister organization, the Ohio Rights Group Educational Fund to advocate for medical marijuana in the State of Ohio through ballot issues, legislative lobbying and patient education. www.ohiorightsgroup.org

President 2015–2016

Treasurer 2013–2015 & 2017-present


DrugSense/Media Awareness Project (MAP) Irvine, California

An educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to sensible, evidence-based drug policies and practices. DrugSense offers news and technology services to encourage media accuracy and community advocacy. www.drugsense.org - www.mapinc.org - www.drugpolicycentral.com

Fundraising Specialist/Business Manager 2000–2012

Secretary, Board of Directors 2005–2012


Drug War Facts, Editor 2009–2012

A project of Common Sense for Drug Policy, this website holds thousands of direct quotes with their bibliographic citations gleaned from authoritative sources. www.drugwarfacts.org


Ohio Patient Network Columbus, Ohio

Cofounded this 501(c)(3) patient-focused charitable and educational organization that was one of the first to lobby the Ohio General Assembly for passage of medical marijuana legislation.

President 2006–2007

Treasurer 2002–2006 & 2008-2009


Borden Business Publishers, Owner Westerville, Ohio

On a freelance basis, helped marketing, sales and other businesses communicate visually with clients and customers via graphic design, desktop publishing and other technologies. 1991–2002


Adria Laboratories, Senior Analyst–Marketing Dublin, Ohio

In its time, the largest marketer of cancer chemotherapy agents in the United States. 1982–1991







Master of Business Administration, The University of Dayton

Concentration: Finance


Bachelor of Arts, Otterbein University

Majors: Art and Psychology


Accredited in Public Relations (APR) Public Relations Society of America

A mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgment. www.prsa.org/PD/apr/index.html







Recipient: 2019 Free Press "Libby Award" for Community Activism


Registered Lobbyist In State of Ohio 2013–present


Public Relations Society of America 1999–present

The world's largest organization for public relations professionals. www.prsa.org


Columbus Matrix Foundation, President and Treasurer 1998–2003

Established by the Columbus Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications as an avenue by which to award scholarships to worthy communications students.


Association for Women in Communications, President, Columbus Chapter 1995–1996

A professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines. www.womcom.org







Award-winning artist, skilled in such mediums as photography, framing, oil, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. Established the website and Facebook page CannabinArt to display artwork, writings and biography. www.CannabinArt.com


A PDF of this resume can be found here.

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