Mary Ann Zimmerman is a professional publisher and account manager with an MS in Library and Information Science. She is passionate about research accessibility, transparency, and open access. Mary has demonstrated success in people management, portfolio growth, and leading initiatives to improve workflow and outcomes. In Africa, Mary has developed and delivered publishing workshops for publishers in Tanzania as part of the Elsevier Foundation's "Publishers Without Borders" program. This program fits more broadly into an initiative by VSO, INASP, and COSTECH to foster indigenous publishing in Tanzania and other developing countries.