Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Gateway Health 

Frances Woodward joined Gateway Health in 2017 and became Chief Legal Officer in 2019. She previously served as Associate Deputy General Counsel at Independence Blue Cross and General Counsel at Bravo Health. Frances is also a Board Member of the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition and serves on the Board of Gwen's Girls. 

In 2020, Gateway Health launched its New Playbook to Address Racial Inequality. It includes commitments such as 25% Black executives on the executive leadership team by 2021; 25% Black executives at the Director role and above by 2022; tying diversity and inclusion metrics to compensation; and funding $1 million in scholarships over 10 years for Black students.  

Joined LCLD 2020 


1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Gabrielle Delanois


Member: Frances Woodward 

Diversity Professional: Zachary Leskosky 

Communications: Shelley Risk