Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
Mary Del Brady
Proprietor of Mansions on Fifth Hotel and Chairperson and CEO of Wellbridge Health, Inc
Mary Del Brady is an entrepreneur whose 38 years of professional experience include the founding of several companies in the services and biotechnology industries. She has also held an executive role within an academic health system, was president of a national association of business owners with international responsibilities and has served as director/advisor for numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. She and her husband have preserved a national landmark – two historic mansions in the East End of Pittsburgh – which they have converted into the Mansions on Fifth, a boutique luxury hotel.
Mary Del currently serves as Chairperson and CEO of Wellbridge Health, a health IT and care management solutions company. Since 1997, she has helped to launch several biotechnology companies. She has special expertise in cancer molecular diagnostics, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Cvergenx, Inc., a spin out of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, whose novel testing can predict a patient’s sensitivity to radiation therapy. She was the founding CEO of RedPath Integrated Pathology, leading the company through its first 5 years of business and winning critical financial, reimbursement and commercialization milestones. She was also co-founder of several medical device companies whose products achieved FDA approval, as well as, the founding CEO of TissueInformatics.Inc, one of Pittsburgh’s first and highly regarded biotechnology companies.
A business owner and advocate for most of her professional life, Mary Del has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year award; the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award; the President’s Award of Achievement from Slippery Rock University; one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, and the Pittsburgh YWCA Tribute to Women Business and Leadership Award. She was named Women-in-Business Advocate for Pennsylvania by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1983, and in 1992 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame as one of the earliest Presidents of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Mary Del continues to serve as a volunteer leader for a number of organizations in the arts, education and healthcare. She has a BA in Humanities from Slippery Rock University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She and her husband share four adult children and residences in Pittsburgh and Nova Scotia.