Mary S. Manning, RD, MBA
Mary Manning is the Director of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). She has worked for the agency since 1997. MDH is the state’s lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining, and improving the health of all Minnesotans. The department operates programs in disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, healthcare policy, and the regulation of healthcare providers. Prior to joining MDH, she worked in a number of leadership and operational positions at the City of Minneapolis Health Department. Ms. Manning earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition from University of Minnesota. She also is a registered dietitian.