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PAULA WOODS

Ms. Woods is co-founder and principal of Woods/Liddell Group, a consultancy based in Los Angeles, CA. With over 25 years of consulting, health systems and board experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge to boards and management teams representing a wide range of health care organizations including health systems, independent hospitals, HMOs, health centers, health care associations and collaborative groups.

Ms. Woods has directed strategic planning, marketing, business planning, leadership continuity and governance development engagements for her clients. She is frequently called on to facilitate board, management and other leadership retreats from 10 to 50 participants.

Ms. Woods has also has volunteered on HMO and health system boards for more than 20 years, where she has served as a member or chair of executive, finance, governance, investment, quality, strategic planning, and work life committees. She served for nine years as a member of the Corporate Board of Trustees for Catholic Healthcare Partners (Cincinnati, OH) where she chaired the Strategic Planning Committee and served on the Strategy/Finance, Quality and Governance Committees. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California, where she initially served on the Governance Committee. She presently chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Workforce, Investment Review and Executive Committees.

Prior to establishing Woods/Liddell Group, she has held executive positions in diversified healthcare companies and was a senior manager and Associate Director of Ernst & Whinney's Western Region Health Care Strategy Practice.

Ms. Woods earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and her Masters in Public Health from UCLA with an emphasis in Hospital Administration.

Speaker Topics

  • Governance
  • Organizational Culture
  • Strategic Planning

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator