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.
As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Frances created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Frances's pledge here.
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
2021: Gabrielle Delanois
Member: Frances Woodward
Diversity Professional: Zachary Leskosky
Communications: Shelley Risk