Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been invited to speak before the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators about the career journey that led her to Commonwealth Medicine, the public health care consulting division of the medical school. Murphy will address the caucus in the Statehouse at 10 a.m. Sept. 10.
The caucus was established in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to encourage and support women in all levels of government.
Murphy assumed the senior-most executive role at Commonwealth Medicine in 2011, five years after joining UMass Medical School and holding the position of Commonwealth Medicine’s vice chancellor and chief operating officer. Previously, she held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Carney Hospital in Dorchester; founding president of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children; vice president of St. Margaret’s Hospital for Women; first deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue; and superintendent of MCI Framingham, the only women’s prison in Massachusetts.
She serves on numerous boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Advisory Council and Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s Advisory Committee on Wage Equality. She is vice chair of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Board of Directors. Murphy also sits on the boards of Curry College and UHealthSolutions; as well as on the Leadership Council of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.