Leadership Team

leadership team - Bill Pratt

Bill Pratt

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pratt joined Wesley Willows as the President/CEO in 1999 and was named a member of the Board of Trustees.

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Mr. Pratt has more than 35 years of experience serving in the middle and executive levels of the senior living industry. He worked for 11 years for Luther Affiliated Services, serving four years as President/CEO of Samaritan HealthCare Inc., Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and seven years as Executive Director of Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienpole, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pratt also has served as a lecturer for associations, events and conferences including to the Wisconsin Association of County Homes, National Association of Senior Living Industries, and at the Pennsylvania Association of Not For Profit Homes for the Aging (PANPHA) annual meeting.

Mr. Pratt has served the long-term care/retirement industry in numerous volunteer leadership roles including as a Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Leadership Council of Rockford, Illinois, cabinet member for CCRCs for Life Services Network, and Board member of Camp Forest Springs. Mr. Pratt also previously served Life Steps, Inc., as Chairman of the Board, member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Program Committee. As a devoted community member, Mr. Pratt also has served as Chairman of the Board of his church for six years, and has been a member of the Downtown Rockford Rotary Club since 2000.

Mr. Pratt holds a BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and is licensed as a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator. He has completed extensive course work on Long Term Administration at the University of Missouri as well as numerous courses in management, continuous quality improvement, personnel relations, and staff development. He has attended Ziegler Financial Conference for the past six years and has served as a panel member for financial education at Life Services Network’s annual meeting.


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