Molly Talbot-Metz is the President/CEO for the Mary Black Foundation, a health legacy foundation working to improve health and wellness in Spartanburg County, SC. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2001, as its first program officer, Molly worked on local and statewide efforts to reduce teen pregnancy. Molly has a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. Molly and her husband are natives of Syracuse, New York and have lived in Spartanburg since 1999. They have two children.
Why do you enjoy working at Mary Black Foundation?
I am grateful to work with so many people (our team members, trustees, grantee partners, organizational leaders, and residents) who care about the community and do everything they can to see it thrive. My personal and professional values are perfectly aligned, making it a joy to come to work every day!
What do you love about living in Spartanburg?
I love Spartanburg’s size – it is big enough to have all the amenities that I want and need, but small enough that I feel connected and engaged.
My husband and I are originally from Syracuse, NY and we visit often because we have a lot of family still there. The middle school dance was our first date! I love cats and, while I don’t currently have my own, I take care of several neighborhood cats.