Our Staff

Mary Lee Gannon 

Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is a 19-year CEO, leading organizations worth up to $26 million. She has been president of Forbes Health Foundation, Ohio Valley General Hospital Foundation, Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association as well as grants and public relations director of Avonworth School District and a reporter for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Mary Lee is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), International Coach Federation Certified Coach (ACC), alumnus of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices Program and the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference, scholarship recipient to the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership – created at Google and author of two books. She was awarded the Honorary Woman of Courage Award by Pennsylvania Women Work, the Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives and the Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women.


Mary Lee lives with her husband Arnie von Waldow in O’Hara Township with their dog Bailey and any of their six children, spouses, grandchild or dogs who come home to visit.

Phone: 412-784-4277

Brigid Pettit
Manager of Partnership Giving and Office Systems

E-mail: pettitb@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-784-4215


Manager of Development