Mary Ellen Leciejewski, OP
Mary Ellen serves as the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health provides patient-centered care at more than 380 care centers, including 39 acute care hospitals, located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Mary Ellen is responsible for directing Dignity Health’s sustainability initiatives and the development and implementation of systemwide policies and practices that promote care for Earth and use of sustainable resources. In her role, Mary Ellen facilitates communication networks among her colleagues and works closely with various hospital systems and environmental organizations throughout the country to raise awareness of healthcare’s impact on the environment and to promote programs and processes that proactively address issues of sustainability.