Pat Merryweather-Arges, Vice President 2023-2024
Pat Merryweather-Arges, a distinguished member of the Rotary Club of Naperville, Illinois, holds the position of Executive Director at Project Patient Care, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing healthcare. With an extensive background in healthcare improvement initiatives, Merryweather-Arges has spearheaded nationwide patient and family engagement programs, collaborated on diagnostic research, and developed a widely recognized guide for healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Passionate about addressing care disparities, Merryweather-Arges is actively involved in transforming the nursing home system to prioritize resident-centered care. Her expertise is recognized globally, as she contributes to the World Health Organization’s expert consultation on patient safety initiatives.
Beyond her impactful work in healthcare, Merryweather-Arges has made significant contributions to Rotary. She has served on various committees, including the COVID-19 Task Force, and held leadership positions as a representative to the Council on Legislation and Council on Resolutions. She also chaired the 2018 presidential peace conference and actively participates in Rotary Foundation grant projects.
Merryweather-Arges values the collective power of Rotary and emphasizes the importance of collaboration and leveraging resources to create positive change. She has been recognized for her outstanding service with awards such as the Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.
Together with her spouse, George, who is also a Rotarian, Merryweather-Arges is a member of the Paul Harris Society and has generously supported Rotary as Benefactors and Major Donors.