UPMC Health Plan


Denise Hughes
UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan Hires Senior Vice President and Chief Risk, Compliance, and Ethics Officer

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Pittsburgh (Aug. 23, 2023) – UPMC Health Plan recently announced that Georgia Dodds Foley has joined its leadership team as senior vice president and chief risk, compliance, and ethics officer.

"I am especially excited to be joining the team at UPMC Health Plan, because we strongly agree that regulatory compliance is about both adhering to the law and doing the right thing," said Dodds Foley. "And as a western Pennsylvania native, I'm also looking forward to coming back to the region.

Dodds Foley is responsible for all facets of UPMC Health Plan's Compliance Program, including strategic development and implementation of regulatory compliance best practices. Her leadership accountabilities include enterprise risk management, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, regulatory contracts oversight, and proposal development.

"Because of her extensive industry experience and knowledge, Georgia understands the complex environment of compliance and regulatory best practices. UPMC Health Plan could not be more pleased to welcome her to our executive team," said Sheryl Kashuba, Chief Legal Officer, UPMC Health Plan.

Before joining UPMC Health Plan, Dodds Foley held senior regulatory compliance and ethics roles for multiple Fortune 500 companies and, most recently, a national insurer's Center for Excellence. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Pennsylvania State University.


About UPMC Insurance Services

UPMC Insurance Services serves nearly 4.5 million members and is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Insurance Services provides commercial products through UPMC Health Plan for both groups and individuals. Its commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners®. Government products include Medicare Advantage plans (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those who are eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); a Medical Assistance plan (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program plans (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health Organization—one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations—is also part of the Insurance Services Division. Community Care offers a full range of services to commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit upmchealthplan.com.