Mariann Youniss has been actively involved with a number of non-profits in the Boston and Wellesley area over the past several years. She currently serves as the Board Chair for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, is a member of the Exceptional Care Trust Board at Boston Medical Center, is a member of Boston Medical Center’s Capital Campaign Committee, and is the co-founder of the “Lunch with Kate” fundraiser for Boston Medical Center. Mariann has also served as chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, served as co-chair of the Lovin’ Spoonfuls Tailgate fundraiser, and co-president of Wellesley A Better Chance.
Previously, Mariann worked in systems and management consulting for American Management Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1991, Mariann began working for Rocket Software, a software company that her husband, Andy Youniss, co-founded in 1990. Mariann wore a number of hats in that organization including programmer, tech support representative, sales manager, and community relations liaison.
Mariann has supported Tufts in many ways: a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Arts & Sciences, a member of the Beyond Boundaries Campaign Committee, a member of the 2017 selection committee for the new Director of Admissions, and an annual donor to the Tufts Fund for over 35 years. In 2018, Mariann and her husband established the Youniss Family Professorship of Innovation, an endowed junior professorship.
Mariann received a BS in Computational Mathematics and Economics from Tufts University in 1983. Mariann and her husband, Andy, reside in Boston. They have three children, Jayne, Madeleine, and Michael. She was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees on November 2, 2019.