•Director, Patient-Centered Programs, George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute
•Director, GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy
Anne Willis, MA, is a long-term Ewing's Sarcoma survivor who has dedicated her career to improving the quality of cancer care across the continuum. As Director of Patient-Centered Programs for the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute, she oversees the institute's local, community and national efforts to advance patient-centered cancer care with a focus on survivorship and patient navigation. As Director of the GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy, Ms. Willis oversees innovative health care professional training and education initiatives as well as practice-based research to identify trends and challenges related to making patient-centered care improvements. She helped lead the development of the first-ever competencies for non-clinically licensed patient navigators and oversaw the launch of the only free online training for patient navigators. Ms. Willis ensures the patient perspective remains central to the institute's work and works collaboratively with numerous stakeholders to improve cancer care on many levels.