Vita Willett, Executive Director for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals for the Riverside Area
Vita Willett is Executive Director for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals for the Riverside Area. Willett started her Kaiser Permanente career at the Fontana Medical Center in 1978, where she worked in the Laboratory. Vita went to college part-time at night, earning her Masters Degree. While attending school, she worked full time and rose through the organization at Fontana and Riverside Medical Centers from a Lab Assistant, Facilities Coordinator, Service Area Operations Support Services Leader, to Director of Hospital Operations (now known as Chief Operating Officer). In 2006, Vita was selected for her current position as Executive Director for the Health Plan and Hospitals for the Riverside Area which includes two hospitals and membership across Riverside County. She is a role model for employees across the medical center of what one can achieve through education and hard work. Vita is known for her collaborative style, emphasis on performance and passion for high quality care and service. Vita received her postgraduate degree from California State University at San Bernardino.