Marydean A. Purves

Development and Special Projects Associate


Marydean manages the Experience U program and is our grant writer. She has a background in international humanitarian assistance and program development.

She is a veteran international aid worker, with 30 years of experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central Asia focused on health and human development. She has worked for the United Nations, international agencies, where her work has immersed her in women’s concerns of health, home, maturing and aging.

Marydean leads grant-writing initiatives for Experience Engaged. She is also the producer of Experience U, a monthly events program that features presenters on topics of interest to Older Adults.