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Patty Willaert

Beacon Health System
Executive Director, Community Impact
Patty Willaert is the executive director of community impact for Beacon Health System and aligns community health resources, goals, and outcomes across St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall counties in northern Indiana. Beacon Community Impact acts as a change agent for improving the health and wellness outcomes of our community as a whole, using data-driven, evidence-based, and transparent practices to chart progress and measure health impact through the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

In addition to directing and leading the CHNA, Patty oversees an array of Community Impact programs that focus on the underlying causes of health problems, including the social determinants of health for vulnerable and at-risk community members.

Patty holds a Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in Non-Profit Administration and Policy and is in the process of earning her PhD in Global Leadership. She is also an active leader for local community groups and the national Association for Community Health Improvement.