Mary D. Redd, President and CEO of Steinway Family and Child Services, Inc., also serves numerous boards and leadership organizations. At present, Redd acts as a board member of the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine and co-chairs the National Social Action Commission for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition, Mary D. Redd earned appointment to New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Service Board by four consecutive mayors, and she sits on the board of trustees of The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center. Mary D. Redd also serves as President of Black Agency Executives and the Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies, Inc. In 1963, she received a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State College (since renamed West Virginia State University), and then continued on to earn an MSS at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. Some of the other academic institutions and professional organizations Mary D. Redd attended for various workshops include Hunter College’s Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work, the University of Michigan, and IBM.
Steinway, Mary D. Redd’s principal concern, has risen under her leadership to become one of the city’s primary health and human services institutions. Focusing on protecting children and families, as well as conducting HIV/AIDS outreach, Steinway operates across several New York boroughs, including Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Through 17 programs designed to help disadvantaged individuals, Mary D. Redd has led Steinway to assist some 3,500 people a year. These services are distributed through clinics and schools, as well as at clients’ homes, integrating Steinway into the community it serves in a unique and powerful way. At Steinway, Mary D. Redd remains committed to keeping families intact, providing culturally relevant care, and conducting appropriate mental health interventions.