Cary Damerow

Project Management Specialist

Why LEO?

"During my years in healthcare and education, I saw first hand how poverty overwhelmingly impacts people's lives. I was drawn to LEO because I believe in the mission that through 'rigorous research we can end poverty and allow a new beginning for millions of families who are ready to thrive.' Having a positive impact on people's lives and being a force for good is at the core of who I am. I know that the research and partnerships at LEO will make a difference and that is incredibly important to me. Going home at the end of the day and knowing that I am a part of positive change is not only professionally rewarding but personally rewarding too. I am truly lucky to say I have both."


After working for 28 years in Pediatric and Obstetric Nursing, Cary returned to college in 2020 to pursue a career change and obtained a BA in Liberal Arts and a minor in history with a specific focus on inequality, poverty, and racial disparity in healthcare. She continues her education at Indiana University South Bend in the Master of Liberal Studies graduate program where she continues to focus on issues of inequality, racial disparity in healthcare, and poverty.

Phone: 574.631.4392