Courage, Service, & Resilience

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Courage, Service, & Resilience

Joyce Murphy's story showcases her diverse experiences and the impact she has made in healthcare and community service throughout her career during this conversation with Sandi Fenwick, Former CEO, Boston…
June 28, 2023

Courage, Service, & Resilience

Meet Our Guest: 

Joyce Murphy brings a wealth of health care experience and a deep understanding of the New England health care landscape to our board. She retired from Commonwealth Medicine and the UMass Medical School in 2018, after a dozen years focused on developing solutions to the most challenging health care policy and public health populations. From 1991 through 2005, she held various positions at Caritas Christi Health Care System, including president of Caritas Carney Hospital, president of St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center, and vice president of St. Margaret’s Hospital for Women. She was a 2019 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard Business School and has been repeatedly honored as an outstanding leader. Joyce joined the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care board of directors in 2009, serving as chair from 2017 to 2020. She serves on several other boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Advisory Council and the state treasurer’s Advisory Committee on Wage Equality, and is on the boards of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, Curry College, and UHealthSolutions.


Key Insights: 

Joyce Murphy’s story showcases her diverse experiences and the impact she has made in healthcare and community service throughout her career.

The Strength to Give Back. Joyce shared her personal background, growing up in a family focused on service and having a brother with a severe illness. This experience instilled in her a sense of responsibility to give back.

Service & Responsibility. She started from volunteering with children to working in the prison system and eventually leading in the field of child support enforcement before making her way into healthcare.

Make Yourself Be Heard! Joyce emphasized the importance of women being taken seriously, and encouraged women to persist and find effective ways to be heard.


This episode is hosted by Sandi Fenwick, Former CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Relevant Links: 

Read more about Joyce

Joyce Murphy – 2019 ALI Fellow

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