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Mary has served as the Director of Special Projects, Social Worker, and Executive Assistant for the community health center, Family Health Center, in Laurel, Mississippi since 1999.  She is also the Chief of the Grant Writing Team and works in association with the other 22 community health centers across the State of Mississippi.  She works closely with agencies such as HRSA, the State Department of Health, and local government and members of the tribal government. Ms. Figueroa is a native of Dilley, Texas, and moved to Mississippi in 1995.  She earned an Associate’s Degree in 2002 from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi; a Double Bachelors Degree in 2005 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Arts and Letters Spanish and Bachelors of Health in Social Work; A Masters Degree in Social work in 2006; and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.) at Jackson State University in the School of Social Work. Mary serves on the Jones County School District Parent Advisory Committee since 2013.