Experts & Staff
Director of Finance and Administration
Gale (Gearhart) Wright is Director of Finance and Administration at MPI and is responsible for finance and accounting, human resources, facilities, office operations, and grants administration.
Prior to joining MPI, Mrs. Wright was Vice President of Finance and Operations at The Women's Center in Vienna, VA, a nonprofit counseling and resource center for women and families in the Washington area. She was responsible for finance and accounting, medical billing, human resources, office operations, facilities, and information and referral services.
Mrs. Wright has also been Director of Operations at the Council for Exceptional Children in Arlington, VA. The Council is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Mrs. Wright holds a master of business administration degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s of science in secondary education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She also earned a certificate in association management from the American Society of Association Executives and a certificate in a ccounting from the University of Virginia.