LifeView Group ranked No. 10 on this year’s “Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Florida” by The Women’s Edge. The list includes nonprofit and for-profit organizations whose leaders are among the highest-ranking female executives in the Florida marketplace.
Allison Hill, LifeView Group’s chief executive officer, is responsible for the daily functions of the $271 million human services nonprofit. The organization has an impact in multiple states and the District of Columbia through three affiliates: Lakeview Center, FamiliesFirst Network and Global Connections to Employment. Teams provide behavioral health care, child welfare support and employment services for people with disabilities. In 2022, LifeView Group impacted more than 28,000 lives.
“At all levels of the organization, we have seen that women leaders bring innate strengths like communication, empathy, critical thinking and sensitivity to the table,” said Hill. “These qualities are truly beneficial to a human services organization. I’m honored that half of our VPs and the majority of our executive leadership team is comprised of women. This brings enormous benefits to the people we serve.”
Hill prioritizes transparency and makes information easily accessible for her large and diverse team of 2,500 employees. She shares “selfie videos” and offers unscripted “Ask Allison” sessions several times each year. Likewise, diversity is important and supported by her executive team, evenly comprised of men and women. The organization’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Team is chaired by a woman of color. In addition, several employee resource groups encourage collaboration with veterans, remote workers and intergenerational employees to name a few.
Allison joined the organization in January 1999 and was appointed chief financial officer four years later, becoming a vice president. In August 2014, she stepped into the role of chief operating officer, and in 2016, she took the helm as the third chief executive officer in the organization’s long history. She serves in the UWF Executive Mentoring program; on the UWF College of Business Advisory Council; and is a Lifetime Member of Leadership Florida, graduating from Cornerstone Class 36. Allison is a recipient of the 2022 Pinnacle Award from 850 Business Magazine. and a member of the Rotary Club of Pensacola. She serves on local and statewide boards of directors, including the YMCA of Northwest Florida and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services.
About LifeView Group
LifeView Group is a nonprofit human services organization whose Mission is “helping people throughout life’s journey.” Our 2,500 team members impact lives in multiple states and the District of Columbia. As a parent company, LifeView Group’s work encompasses three affiliates – Lakeview Center’s behavioral health care, FamiliesFirst Network’s child welfare support and Global Connections to Employment’s career services for people with disabilities. Learn more at LifeViewGroup.org.