Diane Holder began her career in mental health service delivery and specialized in program development and health and hospital administration.  She served as the President and CEO of the UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, one of the leading psychiatric hospitals in the nation. She was the founding CEO of UPMC’s Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, which today is the largest not-for-profit behavioral health managed care company in the country. She is currently serving in the role of Executive Vice President of UPMC and President and CEO of the UPMC Health Plan and Insurance Division. The UPMC health plans and benefit management companies serve over 3.5 million members, providing health insurance coverage and health management services for employer sponsored health insurance and government programs including Medicaid and Medicare plans.​ Additionally, Ms. Holder serves as a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. 

Ms. Holder has served on the board of directors of many local organizations, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Carnegie Library, Chatham University and as Chair of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is currently a Director of the pubic company Evolent Health, the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heinz History Center, the first woman to chair the board in the Center’s 140-year history. 

Ms. Holder receives broad recognition for her leadership and commitment to community service. A few of these awards include: recognition by Governor Tom Wolf with a “Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania” award; by the International Women’s Forum as “A Woman of Distinction”; as a “Woman of Spirit” by Carlow University, and by the Allegheny Conference with the “Greater Pittsburgh Athena Award”  for her longstanding commitment to the community and women’s leadership. 

Ms. Holder has a special interest in efforts that support vulnerable populations whose health and social needs can be better served through innovation in health care delivery, scientific research, education and advocacy. 


Save The Date:
March 6th | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh
Guests are provided a light lunch and dessert.
Tickets are $30 or $100 for the series of 4 luncheons.

Sponsored by:

The Helping Women Helps the World Lecture Series brings together women from around the region to meet and be inspired by some of the most dynamic leaders in our community.

Proceeds from the series benefit Bethlehem Haven’s programs and supportive services for homeless individuals and families.