Mary Jo Peterson
Mary Jo is a founding board member for the Institute for Better Communities and an award-winning author, speaker, educator, and designer with over 25 years of experience. She is president of Mary Jo Peterson, Inc., a design studio and consulting firm established in 1993 with specialized expertise in kitchen, bath, and universal/accessible design. The firm offers consulting services to private clients, manufactures of product, and builders/developers/architects in the design of universal spaces and products. Mary Jo has contributed to the development of new national universal design standards introduced in 2013. Involved with government and advocacy groups, Mary Jo works at integrating universal access and sustainability into home and product design, and actively promotes change and education towards the integration of access, sustainability, and beautiful design. She holds a M.S. in Administration from the University of Minnesota, Mankato.