• Paula Widerlite

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Paula Widerlite

    Paula Widerlite joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in 2014 as chief strategy officer. She leads the health system’s strategic planning and business development efforts to help achieve Vision 2020: Living Healthier Together. She also oversees marketing, wellness, community outreach, legislative and government affairs, and coordinates the advancement of several clinical service lines.

    Paula was at Adventist HealthCare in Maryland for 21 years in progressive senior roles, including vice president of system strategy and chief development officer. Coordinating planning and business initiatives, Paula helped Adventist grow into the state’s fourth largest health system. Paula led teams to prioritize and develop service lines as well as population-based strategies. She coordinated branding and marketing, certificate of need applications, fundraising efforts, and worked with a variety of physician groups.

    Engaged in her community and serving many professional societies, Paula is a graduate and board member of Leadership Montgomery and is an active member of the Maryland Hospital Association Legislative and Regulatory Policy Council. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.