Charity Elmer serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CoxHealth, a 6-hospital, nonprofit integrated health system that employs over 12,000 employees and provides tertiary health care services to over 26 counties including many of the poorest in the Missouri. Her responsibilities include all legal, compliance, risk, worker’s compensation and insurance matters for the CoxHealth enterprise. She has worked in her current role for over 14 years.
Prior to joining CoxHealth, she was a practicing attorney with the law firm of Blackwell Sanders where she primarily practiced in the areas of labor and employment, corporate law and litigation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury University in Springfield, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Arkansas, is a member of several professional organizations and serves on several nonprofit and community-related boards.