president & CEO
Supplemental Health Care
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Lesa J. Francis is President and Chief Executive Officer of Supplemental Health Care, a national healthcare staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions company.
Francis joined Supplemental Health Care in 2016 with a mission to enhance and build upon the company’s solid foundation of providing compassionate care and service to both healthcare providers and their patients. She has continued to focus on creating opportunities for both providers and practitioners and on providing the highest level of service possible, through the company’s I.C.A.R.E philosophy (Integrity, Candor, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).
A proven and widely respected leader, Francis has more than 25 years of staffing industry experience and has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry by Staffing Industry Analysts multiple times. She was also named to the inaugural Power 50 List of Women in Staffing, and in 2016, she was named by Glassdoor as one of the highest rated CEOs nationwide, one of only four women to receive this honor.
Prior to joining Supplemental Health Care, Francis was the President and CEO of Staffmark. While at Staffmark she was the first woman to be appointed CEO of a billion dollar staffing company and led the company as it doubled in size.
Francis has a unique perspective on the staffing industry, having started her career as a customer service representative working her way up to the CEO role. Through her role as a former chair and as an officer on the American Staffing Association’s board of directors, Francis focuses on the advocacy and integrity of the staffing industry. She is also a member of the National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board, was named one of 20 “Women to Watch” by the Cincinnati Business Journal, and was recognized by LEAD Cincinnati with their C-Suite Award.
Francis has a degree in Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University and today makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her husband Shawn have two sons.