Disabilities Resource Center, UPMC
Mary Duranti works at UPMC as the director of the Disabilities Resource Center. She has been with UPMC for fifteen years in various roles, including human resources and community workforce development in the Center for Inclusion. She has always had a passion for inclusion of people with disabilities. Mary has over 10 years of experience in disability awareness training and curriculum development. The work at the Disabilities Resource Center includes education and training on accessible health care, facility evaluation for accessibility, community engagement and outreach, policy review and development and serving as a resource to both internal and external customers on issues related to accessible health care for people with disabilities. Mary graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her B.S. in Business Administration. She received her master's degree in Public Policy Management (MPPM) from GSPIA at the University of Pittsburgh in April 2006. Mary is also a member of the Health Policy Board for the state of Pennsylvania, a board member for the Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh and sits on various boards and advisory groups. Mary recently received the Richard J. Follet award from the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services in recognition of enhancing the lives of people who are Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing.