Elizabeth Simpson, M.A.
Sr. Advisor / Healthcare
Elizabeth’s expertise and passion are in the areas of executive coaching, strategic planning and team building, resulting from her numerous years serving as a Senior Executive in the healthcare and insurance industries. She held the position of Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Baystate Health System in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she had executive leadership and line responsibility for human resources strategic direction setting and policy development with a workforce of 10,000 employees and an HR staff of 150. With overall accountability to the President of the health care system, Elizabeth was responsible for positioning Baystate Health as national and regional employer of choice while increasing organizational effectiveness to enhance superior business relationships, internally and externally. As an executive coach, she assisted individuals to leverage their strengths and become more effective in the workplace. The focus was on ensuring specific behavioral changes that were sustainable, measurable and observable by the individual and others.
Elizabeth also served as Vice President Human Resources, Corporate Staff at Aetna Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut and worked in a variety of senior management roles with The Travelers Companies. She has assisted clients, both for profit and not-for-profit, in organizational development and business design.
She is a world traveler as a result of her extensive career with the United Services Organization (USO) in Europe and Asia. Elizabeth has been recognized for her uncanny insight, exceptional communication skills and attention to details. She presently serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. When time permits, she relaxes by immersing herself into her favorite pastime, painting oils of landscapes and still life.