Mary Frances Southerland serves as General Counsel and Chief of Staff of UVA Physicians Group. Prior to assuming this joint role, Mary Frances served as Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Managing Associate General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel of UPG. Before she joined UPG, Mary Frances worked in private law practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mary Frances received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her JD/MBA from Campbell University.