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Business Magazine 2013 Virginia Business Person of the Year

February 04, 2014

From the time she was 13, Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) Inc. owner and CEO Tonya Mallory was a worker.

As a teenager in Doswell, Va., Mallory altered a work permit from a pediatrician so she could get a job in the kitchen of Kings Quarters, a  restaurant attached to Kings Dominion theme park. By the time she was 18, Mallory said she was managing the joint. She worked nights while obtaining undergraduate and masters degrees, averaging about eight hours of sleep a week in grad school.

Today she owns and manages the official health and wellness partner of the Washington Redskins, an innovative health services company employing 850 people and growing by five percent every week.

The Virginia Business Magazine 2013 Virginia Business Person of the Year told her story to Larry Michael, voice of the Washington Redskins, Tuesday afternoon at an event sponsored by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and the Business Women of Loudoun at the Belmont Country Club.

HDL uses advanced screening technology to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease. The goal is to preempt expensive health care costs and save employers money by creating a culture of health.

Laboratory testing is the source of HDL’s revenue, but the company goes above and beyond at no additional charge to help patients interpret results and implement a healthy lifestyle plan. HDL employees will actually take your grandmother’s favorite recipes and swap in healthier ingredients for you.

“Our company is built on changing the way medicine is practiced,” Mallory told Michael.

“Our health’s not getting better with the status quo.”

Watch the complete stream of the event below, and learn more about HDL here. Hail to your health.