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. 

Joined LCLD 2021


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Osvaldo Feliu, Jessica Pipersburgh


Member: Catherine Nelson

Diversity Professional: Karen Quick