Delores Brisbon is a Christian servant, mother, grandmother, seasoned executive, community leader, and mentor. Currently she is an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and a senior consultant for the In Trust Center. She served the Monumental Baptist Church for 36 years, 10 of which she was chairperson of the Board of Trustees. For eight years, she served Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church where she established a foundation and raised $1 million.
Mrs. Brisbon is a retired chief operating officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania began in 1959 and expanded 26 years ending in 1987. Her responsibilities included the management of a budget of just over $300 million, 4,000 employees, and a medical school faculty of 700 physicians. Her leadership guided the operations, providing an administrative structure and systems to effectively deliver health care services to persons served by the hospital.
Shortly after retirement from the University of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Brisbon founded a management consulting business which had as its clients, medical school hospitals, foundations, municipal unions, municipal funding, and the Department of Health of the City of Philadelphia. A volunteer community leader, Mrs. Brisbon has served over 40 organizations as a director or trustee over a period of 45 years. Currently, she is the president of Presbyterian Community Ministries of Delaware Valley, a trustee of Presby’s Inspired Life, and a trustee and chairperson of the mission and ministry committee of Mercy Health System. She is a former trustee and chairperson of strategic planning at Eastern University. She is often sought as an advisor, speaker, and leader to facilitate and mentor governance and leadership development.