Pat Raffaele serves as the chief relationship officer for Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania. After serving in several positions within the Public Affairs department, she was promoted to vice president, Advocacy and Communications; and most recently, served as vice president, Professional Services.
In her role as chief relationship officer, she serves as the strategic communicator for the organization and assists in leading advocacy-related initiatives on the local, state and federal levels. She serves as the primary staff person to several member Committees and also focuses on business development initiatives. She also leads the Allied Membership and sponsorship programs.
Prior to joining Healthcare Council, she worked at Indiana Regional Medical Center, and prior to that, she worked as a journalist for local and national publications.
A graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, Pat’s community engagement has focused on improving community health in the region. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Health Coalition and as a member of the Advisory Council of Standing Firm. She also serves as a member of the Sustainability Committee for Global Links.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with minors in political science and business administration and a Master of Arts degree in corporate communications, both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.