Meet the President


2020-2021 Alumni Association President

Dr. Mary Leigh Gillespie '96


 Dr. Mary Leigh Gillespie, known as “Dr. G” to her patients and team, is a long-time resident of the Shoals and is from Florence, Alabama. Her education includes: Coffee High School (1991), UNA, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (1996), and UAB, Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002).

 Dr. Gillespie returned to the Shoals in 2002 to begin practicing dentistry. In 2014, she and her longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Julie Rice began the practice, Dynamic Dentistry of the Shoals.

 Mary Leigh and her husband Bradley '96, have two children, Mary McCarley and Jack. The Gillespie family has attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Florence, Alabama, since 2005.

 In her spare time, Mary Leigh loves to spend time with her family and supporting her alma mater. Dr. Gillespie also serves on the UNA Foundation Board of Directors.