Marlene Woodworth:
Professor of Administration and Management

Marlene Woodworth
Professor of Administration and Management

RN Holy Name Hospital, School of Nursing
M.B.A. Pepperdine University

Professor Woodworth is a Board Member, CEO, and Business Coach who engages people to improve the performance of their boards and companies. With her extensive board and management experience, her board coaching practice focuses on improving board effectiveness to build enterprise value. Her CEO coaching builds competencies for growing and improving companies.

Ms. Woodworth developed and coordinated a Governance Elective for EMBA students at the Merage School of Business at UCI and mentors students in the MBA and EMBA programs.

She is a three-time hospital CEO with a track record of over twenty-five years in C-level positions. She has developed healthcare markets to market dominance and led the acquisition and consolidations of hospitals and medical groups. She is also known for leading groups of hospitals to greater profitability by implementing operational improvement plans resulting in significant bottom line improvement.

Ms. Woodworth has served on the advisory boards of two start-up companies. She was a board member of the Forum for Corporate Directors for 10 years and currently serves on the board of Providence Speech and Hearing. She has served on thirteen hospital boards as a corporate member and on three hospital and medical group boards as the CEO. She has also been active on ten nonprofit boards including the UC Riverside School of Management Advisory Board.

Internationally, she has consulted with hospitals in Laos and the Cook Islands and with companies at the high tech incubator in Xian, China.

Areas of Specialization

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Leadership
  • Executive Coaching

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Professor of General Education
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Professor of Administration and Management
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