Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky grew up in the burgeoning Montreal suburb of Rosemount in the 1950s and ‘60s. She was a high school teacher and, later, a guidance counsellor in various Montreal schools. For many years, she was an executive member of the Quebec Counselling Association. Now retired, she sings in the local Ukrainian choir, Vidlunia, and she loves to play with her four grandchildren. Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky holds an M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) and a B.A. from McGill.