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Mary Fisher

- Panelist Blurb

Mary Davis Fisher is a nationally acclaimed artist and recognized leader in the effort to bring awareness, compassion and healing to the cause of HIV/AIDS.

In 1974, she gained national prominence with her appointment as the first woman "advice man" for the White House, working directly with President Gerald R. Ford.

Me. Fisher's work in fine arts began in the last ‘70s when she founded a cottage industry for handmade American crafts. She later turned form the business of crafts to the art itself. Today, her handmade paper florals and abstracts are featured in selected galleries.

In July, 1991, Ms. Fisher discovered that she was HIV-Positive. In 1992 she founded the Family AIDS Network, Inc. Ms. Fischer has received the Award of Courage from the American Foundation for AIDS Research and spoke at the Republican National Convention. She has two children, and lives in Florida.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "Straight Talk and Honest Answers About AIDS" on February 6, 1993.