Kathleen Pawlicki is Vice President and Chief Pharmacist at Beaumont Health, an 8-hospital health-system in southeastern Michigan. Kathy is responsible for leading horizontal integration of pharmaceutical services throughout Beaumont Health, retail pharmacy services, 340B regulatory adherence, and facilitating standardization of medication technologies. After earning her B.S. in pharmacy (Ferris State University), she completed an ASHP accredited residency and an M.S. in Pharmacy Administration (Wayne State University). During her practice career, Kathy has served in various pharmacy leadership positions in small, medium and large hospitals and has held faculty appointments at all three colleges of pharmacy in the state of Michigan. She was recognized as a Fellow of ASHP in 2001 and in 2018 was named the Michigan Pharmacist of the Year.
Throughout her career, Kathy has championed improved medication management by advancing pharmacists and technician roles at small, medium and large hospitals. She values continual advocacy for regulatory issues surrounding pharmacy practice through leadership in professional associations and as a member of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. Previous service to the profession includes various roles in pharmacy organizations, including President of both the regional and state societies for health-system pharmacy in Michigan, a delegate to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) House of Delegates and Chair of the Pharmacy Management Committee for the Michigan Hospital Association. She is a member of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers, previously serving as the Executive Committee Chair. Currently, Kathy serves as President for ASHP.