Senior Vice President, Strategy and Communications

Patti Willis, senior vice president, strategy and communications, first came to UM Shore Regional Health in 1985 as director of communications and subsequently served as assistant vice president and vice president for corporate communications.

 Willis has been active in many community organizations throughout her career. She is past president of Easton Rotary and a past member of the Boards of Hospice Queen Anne’s (now Compass Regional Hospice) and Talbot Hospice Foundation. She has also served on the Board of Directors of both Caroline and Kent County Chambers of Commerce and is past Chairman of the Board of Talbot County Chamber of Commerce.

A 2000 graduate of Shore Leadership, Willis was president of the Maryland Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations and is a senior member of the Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. Willis was selected Business Women of the Year by the Talbot Chamber of Commerce in 2004, was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2005 and was honored as the Mid Shore Woman of Distinction in 2011.

Willis earned B.A. from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and her M.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she was named to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.