Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

Catherine Nelson became Chief Legal Officer of Health Care Service Corporation in 2020. She most recently served as Divisional Senior Vice President, HCSC Plan and Business Counsel and Enterprise Risk Officer. Prior to joining HCSC in 2011, Catherine spent 10 years at Foley & Lardner LLP. She also serves on the board of Medecision, Inc.

At Health Care Service Corporation, 74% of employees are women and 43% are people of color. The company has a strong network of employee resource groups, a supplier diversity program, and several programs that promote diversity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math careers. In 2020, HCSC was named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes, as well as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality, disability inclusion, and women and diverse managers. 

Health Care Service Corporation was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2021

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Andrea Kmicikewycz, Charles Acolatse; 2021: Osvaldo Feliu, Jessica Pipersburgh

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Ebony Thompson, Aurora Stevenson; 2021: Jack Chen, Allison Castillo

Leadership Summit (2022)

Member: Catherine Nelson

Diversity Professional: Karen Quick