Kathleen Delia O'Donnell

Kathleen O’Donnell spent over twenty years in leadership at Columbia University Medical Center, most recently as Vice President & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Administration.  Her strategic, financial and operations management experience at Columbia focused on oversight and support of clinical administration, clinical program development, faculty practice and related support services. Much of this work was done in collaboration with such affiliated hospital partners as New York Presbyterian, Harlem, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and others.

Throughout her career, Kathleen served on numerous health care related Boards in such areas as Medicaid managed care, diagnostic & treatment facilities, medical malpractice insurance, ambulatory care, human resources, and physician organization.  She provided pro-bono consulting assistance to an HIV/AIDS treatment and research program in Rwanda. She is currently  a member of the Board of the Institute for Family Health and a member of the Institutional Review Board of The New York Academy of Medicine.

Currently, Kathleen O’Donnell is Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at the New York Academy of Medicine.  She is responsible for leading the financial and administrative operations of the Academy including the Conference Center, Finance, Information Technology, Grants Administration, Human Resources, and Facilities Management.  

Kathleen O’Donnell has a Masters of Public Health and an MBA degree from Columbia University, as well as a Masters Degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Last updated February 10, 2021