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Cardinal Health leaders named Reuters Trailblazers

Two members of Cardinal Health’s executive leadership team have been named to Reuters’ Trailblazing Women lists, announced today to coincide with International Women’s Day. These lists recognize women who have made significant contributions to their fields.

Debbie Weitzman, CEO of our Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions Segment, is included among Reuters’ 20 Trailblazing Women in Healthcare. Michelle Greene, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Global Technology and Business Services, has been named to Reuters’ 20 Trailblazing Women in Enterprise AI.

We congratulate both trailblazing women, and proudly share brief highlights of their work and impact here.

Debbie Weitzman, CEO, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions Segment

Weitzman has a long track record of breaking barriers, including becoming the first woman to hold a CEO position at Cardinal Health. She is responsible for driving the growth and impact of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions Segment.

Recently, she has spearheaded the creation and launch of Navista Network, a new offering that will provide community oncology practices with the tools they need to remain independent and better serve their patients. In addition, she has led and championed a variety of programs and solutions that empower pharmacists to improve their patients’ medication adherence, which is directly connected to better health outcomes in older adults and those with multiple chronic conditions.

Weitzman also serves as executive sponsor of the Women’s Impact Network, an employee resource group at Cardinal Health, and seeks to advance goals for gender representation, engagement, equity and allyship.

“I believe in the power of sponsorship, and I hope that women who have been successful will pay it forward to help other women break down barriers and consider new opportunities. Putting your own credibility on the line to vouch for another woman is a powerful endorsement.” 

During her 19-year career with Cardinal Health, Weitzman has served in many leadership roles across sales and distribution operations, most recently as president, Pharmaceutical Distribution and The Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., leading the company’s distribution efforts to thousands of pharmacies. She also previously served as the SVP and general manager of Cardinal Health Puerto Rico.

Weitzman serves on the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance. She also serves as a director on the Board of Outcomes™ and as an independent director for Filtration Group. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Michelle Greene, EVP, Chief Information Officer

Greene has devoted her career to breaking barriers and is passionate about opening doors to new opportunities for women in technology. As a servant leader, Greene is committed to embracing unique perspectives, advocating for the growth and wellbeing of talent, and inspiring the next generation of technology leaders. She believes that technology needs more diverse perspectives to create solutions to drive fair and equitable changes in healthcare.  

Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping our future in dramatic and profound ways, and Greene encourages employees to learn how this technology can be applied to real-world settings through our Digital U program, experiential learning and internal trainings. 

“I owe this ‘Trailblazer’ recognition to the technology teams across Cardinal Health who collaborate to build and test AI-solutions that improve the customer and employee experience,” Greene said. “Our data scientists, software engineers, security professionals and more are committed to responsibly deploying AI to drive efficiencies, while also exploring its transformative potential in healthcare applications.” 

As she empowers her team to simplify experiences and drive value, Greene also prioritizes her involvement with organizations at Cardinal Health that drive diversity in technology and leadership. She actively sponsors the company’s STEM Initiative, co-sponsors BOLD, our Black and African American employee resource group, and serves as an executive advisor to the Black and African American Equity Cabinet. She also serves on the board of the Cardinal Health Foundation.

In the community, Greene is a director on numerous boards, including Werner Enterprises, Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin, Goodwill Manufacturing, Inc., GreenPath Financial Wellness and Detroit Public Television. She is also an active member of The Links Inc., ITSMF (IT Senior Management Forum), Chief and Black Women on Boards. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree from Florida State University with a focus on Information Sciences.

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