The Wright Center names Dillon as director of government relations

Nora Dillon, Clarks Summit, has been promoted to the position of director of government relations for The Wright Centers for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education. She has held various administrative roles with the Scranton-based nonprofit enterprise since March 2019, and most recently served as executive assistant and legislative liaison.

In her new post, Dillon will build and foster relationships with local, state and federal legislators, and administrators and other government stakeholders, while communicating The Wright Center’s key public health and health workforce priorities to meet community needs. She will work closely with The Wright Center’s senior vice president of enterprise integrity as well as the vice president of primary care and public health policy, who operates from Harrisburg to maintain contact with state government and policy-making networks.

Dillon received her Master of Arts in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from Marywood University in Scranton and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. She also has earned a certification in nonprofit management from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Prior to joining The Wright Center, Dillon worked in multiple nonprofit and academic settings in Northeast Pennsylvania, honing skills including grant writing and administration as well as fundraising and donor relations.

Nora Dillon

She previously served as director of development for the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton. She also had been an assistant director at Keystone College in La Plume, working first in its Environmental Education Institute, then in similar capacities for its Corporate & Foundation Relations and Campus Engagement offices. While at Keystone College, she was active on various committees, including as vice chair of its Administrative Council, and acted for several years as the college’s sustainability outreach coordinator.

A 2011 graduate of Leadership Lackawanna, Dillon has experience in conference and event planning and program coordination. Her new role will involve the orchestration of various advocacy events and forums. She also will educate employees, resident physicians and fellows about the enterprise’s public health priorities, engaging them in advocacy-related activities to advance The Wright Center’s mission.

The Wright Center’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the communities it serves through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve.

The Wright Center achieves its mission through two complementary organizations: The Wright Center for Community Health and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. The former organization operates a growing network of primary health care practices in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties, offering high-quality, affordable care to individuals of all income levels, including the underinsured and uninsured. The latter organization annually trains more than 200 highly skilled and compassionate physicians in residency and fellowship programs, helping to address the nation’s shortage of primary care providers and related health care inequities.

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