Kathleen Gallagher is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Kathleen oversees operations, administration, and budgetary performance for a research-intensive university with 10 colleges, four schools, six campuses, and a growing global footprint. Kathleen is responsible for the management of the University’s strategic planning process that sets organizational priorities; and coordinates corporate services for the University constituents. Additionally, Kathleen has administrative responsibility for Global Jefferson, including the Office of International Affairs. Kathleen serves on a number of University and enterprise committees, including compliance, budget oversight, and capital management. Before joining Thomas Jefferson University, Kathleen was a management consultant to academic medical centers and universities, most recently as a managing director at Huron Consulting Group. Kathleen began her career as an Emergency Department nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Kathleen begins her service on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors in 2022.