Mary Virginia Coffman owns Coffman Integrative Nutrition, a clinical functional health practice that focuses on mental health nutrition, gut health, blood sugar and cholesterol balance, mindful and intuitive eating, and mind-body science. She also writes a blog for Wholesome Wave Georgia. Through a long history of professional and volunteer work, she brings a trove of experience in relationship building, written and verbal communications, structure and organization, and strategic planning.
After earning a BA in English at Princeton University, she completed the Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. She worked first as a medical social worker and then in the Youth-at-Risk office of the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. Through parenthood, she actively participated in leadership in her children’s schools, her neighborhood association, and professional communities. Mid-life brought a career change to clinical nutrition after she earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She achieved the Certified Nutrition Specialist designation awarded by the board of the American Nutrition Association.
Mary Virginia and her husband, Peter, have four AGS daughters: Sophie ‘13, Emma ‘16, Faith ‘18, and Clare ‘20. She served on the Board of Trustees from 2003-2009, chairing the PR & Marketing Committee, the Head Search Committee, and serving as vice president. As an AGS parent, she held a variety of leadership positions on the AGS Parents’ Circle, including co-president, and participated in the founding of Hurricane Watch, Eye of the Storm, and Men of AGS.
An avid AGS supporter from the beginning, Mary Virginia believes that we offer the best college preparatory education in Atlanta. We provide the foundational tools for evolving women leaders. Our students hone and maintain their unique voices while energetically engaging to build a positive, thriving community.