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Mary-dith Tuitt


Born on the island of Montserrat and emigrated to join her parents at a young age with her brothers. She attended Boston public and graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1985 and entered the United States Navy.

Marydith served fourteen (14) years as a Navy jet mechanic on active duty and then in the Reserves. Military archive research was done on women of color in the USN by her request and in 2010 she received information that as far as the archival research shows she was the first African American Aviation Machinist Mate (jet mechanic) in the Navy.

Marydith is the Program Manager of the Veterans Center program of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center. She served as Chief of Staff for State Representative Gloria L. Fox (for 10+ years); she has worked as Constituent Services Coordinator for Boston City Councilor, providing support to the underserved communities of Boston, and has worked on various political campaigns. Over the years Marydith has always been involved and vested in her community. She has been active with organizations and groups that focus on Veteran and Women Issues; presently serves as President of the National Association of Commissions for Women, Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the MA Women Veterans Network steering committee, Commander of the Wm E. Carter American Legion Post 16, a member of the Organization of African American Veterans, and Public Relations for Montserrat Progressive Society of Boston and Fair Foods Boston.

Mary is a proud mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.

A life-long believer of “giving back to the community”, #positiveimpact, Mary uses her many skills to enrich, enhance and empower those around her.