Maria L. Royce
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Maria provides executive leadership of strategic planning, brand positioning, community health and stakeholder relations for WellSpan Health. With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, she has served as a leader of the organization since 1992. Prior roles at WellSpan include Vice President, Community Relations and Director, Planning and Marketing. Since assuming her current position in 2011, she provides system-wide oversight of planning, communication and marketing, community health, philanthropy and volunteer services.
Maria holds a master's degree in public administration/non-profit management from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in communications from LaRoche College, Pittsburgh. Maria has been an active leader in the local community and in her profession on a national level. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the AHA Society for Healthcare Planning and Market Development in 2006 and served as its national president in 2012. Maria has served on various community boards, which currently include the York County Library Association and York County Community Foundation. In 2000, she was named in the first class of “40 Under 40” Leaders to Watch by the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal, and in 2018, she received the Athena Leadership Award for professional excellence, community service and actively supporting other women in their career development.