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Newsmaker: Mary Jo Dively

| Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:18 p.m.
Mary Jo Dively, former chairwoman of the board of trustees at Children’s Hospital of UPMC

Noteworthy: Dively was honored by officials from Children's Hospital of UPMC for her 15 years of service as chairwoman of the hospital's board of trustees. She stepped down as chairwoman but will remain on the board.

Age: 55

Residence: Fox Chapel

Family: Husband, Lane; triplet sons, Morgan, Cameron, and William, 19

Occupation: Vice president and general counsel of Carnegie Mellon University

Education: Bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, University of Kansas; law degree, Vanderbilt University

Background: Dively has served on the hospital's board since 1993 and guided it as chairwoman during its affiliation agreement with UPMC and the decision to build a facility in Lawrenceville. Officials named the auditorium in the hospital's John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center the Mary Jo Howard Dively Auditorium.

Quote: “(Children's Hospital) is just so important to our region. I'm a mom; I know how much it's needed. I want to do what I can to make sure it stays as superb as it is.”

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