Mary has lived on the Westside since 1986 after moving here from the East Coast. She and her husband, Jay, have three children. Both daughters were born at Saint John’s Health Center. Mary served as board chair for St. Mathew’s Parish School and Marymount High School and has held board positions for the Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital, Las Madrinas, Yo San University, Junior League of Los Angeles, Loyola High School and the Juniors of Social Service Auxiliary.
She and her mother were founding members of the Irene Dunne Guild (IDG), the Saint John’s Health Center’s women’s support group, and she was the IDG president for 3 years. Mary served on the board of directors for Saint John’s Health Center for five years and was chair of the board of directors for two of those years. Mary currently serves on the boards of St. Monica Elementary and High School, Marymount High School (Emeriti) and on the University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Advisory Committee. She also mentors women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her father, Jim Hesburgh, is a trustee emeritus and former chair of the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation and her family has been committed to Saint John’s for over forty years. Mary currently serves as the chair of the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation board of trustees.