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Mary Frances Southerland

Mary Frances serves as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for UPG.

Mary Frances received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her JD/MBA from Campbell University.  She worked in private law practice in Charlotte, NC, before joining UPG nine years ago. Before becoming General Counsel at UPG, Mary Frances served as Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Managing Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.

In her role as General Counsel, Mary Frances serves as the chief legal officer and advisor to UPG and its Board of Directors.  She is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the UPG Legal Affairs Office in its efforts to support the legal needs of the administrative and clinical department units.  In addition, Mary Frances is heavily involved in the managed care contracting and strategic business development initiatives undertaken by UPG and its health system partners. She also serves as the Assistant Secretary to the UPG Board of Directors.

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