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Kathleen Gallagher Bio

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Kathleen Gallagher, MSN


Kathleen Gallagher is a retired executive vice president and chief operating officer of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She oversaw operations, administration, and budgetary performance for a research-intensive university with 10 colleges, four schools, six campuses, and a growing global footprint. Before joining Thomas Jefferson University, Kathy served as a management consultant for academic medical centers and universities, most recently as a managing director at Huron Consulting Group. She started her career as an emergency department nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Kathy began her service on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors in 2022 and serves as chair of the Finance Committee.