Senior Vice President, Organizational Transformation
Ms. Taylor Foss is Mission Health’s Senior Vice President of Organizational Transformation, where she oversees human resources, marketing, enterprise risk, innovation, and strategic growth and business development. Mission Health serves the Western North Carolina community and has over 10,000 employees. Its largest hospital, Mission Hospital, is located in Asheville, with over 730 beds. Foss has over 25 years of executive level leadership experience. From 2003-2011, she worked at LifeBridge Health as Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. LifeBridge is a regional healthcare system based in the greater Baltimore area. Prior to that, she spent many years in financial services, managing both Human Resources as well as serving as the Chief Administrative Officer. During that time, she oversaw numerous mergers and acquisitions from both sides of the table.
At LifeBridge, Foss helped create a successful “Great Place to Work Strategy” and as a result, LifeBridge was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” (2010), won the Best Place to Work designation from the Baltimore Business Journal (2006, 2007, and 2008), and received Maryland TOPS Employer of Distinction Award.
In addition to her leadership position at LifeBridge, Foss has been actively involved in her community, and has served as the Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council - United Way of Central Maryland. Foss currently serves on the National Women’s Leadership Council Board for the United Way of America, where she is Chair of the Leadership Committee. She is a trustee for Notre Dame of Maryland University and serves on the Compensation Committee and Board Resources Committee. She is a member of the United Way Board for Asheville, Buncombe County, where she is leading the initiative to create a Women’s Leadership Council and is its first Chair. She also serves on the Asheville Chamber’s Economic Development Coalition.
Foss received her B.A. at Purdue University, and earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching from the University of Pennsylvania. She is married to her soul mate, Gary Foss, and they have four great adult children, three sons-in-law, six wonderful grandchildren, and two very loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.