Lorina W. Wise, JD: Chief Human Resources Officer

Lorina Wise

Lorina Wise is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Lorina has been an attorney for 34 years with over 25 years of experience working with large organizations on labor and employment matters.  She joined Nationwide Children’s legal department in 2012, where she served as Deputy General Counsel and worked closely with Human Resources as senior counsel on employment matters. 

Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Lorina worked at Carnegie Mellon University as the Senior Director of International Human Resources and Enterprise Risk Management.   She also worked at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for approximately 10 years, including serving as General Counsel. Lorina was in the Office of the City Solicitor for the City of Pittsburgh for several years where she advised and represented the city on a broad variety of employment matters with its union and non-union workforce.  Throughout all of these positions and her entire career, Lorina maintained a strong interest and focus on Human Resources and employment issues.     

Lorina earned her juris doctorate from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law located in her home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University.