HealthVisions Midwest Announces New Executive Director

Tuesday, 06 February 2018


The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, as sponsors of HealthVisions Midwest, Inc., welcome Paula Wills as the new Executive Director of HealthVisions Midwest, Inc. Starting on February 5, 2018, Wills will oversee HealthVisions’ three offices: Hammond and Fort Wayne in Indiana and East St. Louis in Illinois. 

HealthVisions Midwest is a ministry of the Poor Handmaids that works to create healthy communities by empowering people to live a healthy life. HealthVisions collaborates with other organizations to reduce health disparities among the underserved, and works for systemic changes through advocacy and direct service. 

Wills has been the Executive Director of HealthVisions East St. Louis since 2004. Prior to that, she worked at St. Mary Hospital in East St. Louis from 1989-2004 as the Director of Social Work. 

Wills has a master’s degree in social work, a bachelor’s in education and an honorary degree in theology. She is also a licensed and ordained minister. 

Currently, she resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a widow, after having been married for 34 good years. She has four grown sons and three grandchildren. 

Wills passion is serving and teaching others, and encouraging others to trust in God no matter what.