Lisa Woods

Vice President, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing, Walmart

Lisa Woods serves as Vice President, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing for Walmart Stores, Inc. Lisa is a benefits professional with broad-based knowledge and has been recognized nationally as an innovator and thought leader in health care with a strong commitment to ensuring that more than a million Walmart associates have access to benefits that are comprehensive, affordable and competitive. Lisa has played a key role in developing a portfolio of innovative programs focused on payment reform, reducing waste in the system and ensuring the appropriateness of care for Walmart associates.

Lisa led the effort with her team to design and implement the Centers of Excellence program for heart, spine, joint replacements and cancer with leading quality health systems. Lisa has also worked on developing narrow network plans focused on quality, including direct contracting with ACO’s. Walmart was presented with the 2019 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation by the National Business Group on Health for efforts to improve the health care delivery system. In addition, Lisa was named to Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders (#10) in 2019, as a result of her efforts, and most recently, she was awarded the 2020 Top 25 Health Care Innovators.

Lisa serves on many committees and boards, including board chair for the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), board vice president for the Council of Employee Benefits, several National Business Group on Health (NBGH) affiliated committees, Leapfrog and the Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR).