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9am - 10am General Session Gatton College of Business & Economics, Room 191
10:30am - 12pm MHA Student-Executive Huddle Gatton College of Business & Economics, Room 230


COL Caroline Pogge, MHA, DrPH

Dr. Pogge will headline this year’s UK MHA Executive Seminar Speaker Series on September 22nd, 2023. Dr. Pogge, UK MHA class of 1999, is the Program Director for Fordham University's Master of Science in Health Administration. She also serves as a Healthcare and Management consultant supporting organizational change, enhancing care delivery and objectively assessing organizational outcomes both domestically and internationally. Her previous work includes supporting the Public Consulting Group Health Practice’s independent mid-point assessment of the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment. Serving an NGO as a management consultant focusing on the intersection of human and ocean health with a specific focus on shark conservation. And supporting the Chilean Ministry of Health as a part of a consulting team recommending care coordination models aimed at improving efficient cancer care delivery across cancer types and throughout Chile. Prior to her return to academics, she served as the Associate Vice President of Geisinger Healthcare System’s ProvenCare(R) program, Administrative Director in the development of Geisinger's Comprehensive Spine Center, and various Service Line leadership roles in Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Orthopedics. She launched her career as an Administrative Resident/Fellow with Guthrie Health’s Robert Packer Hospital and transitioned to an Administrative Director with the Health System. During her time with Guthrie she directed the Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum (LDRP), Pediatrics and Women’s Health departments; implemented HIPAA and developed the Corporate Compliance programs across both Guthrie Health and Guthrie Clinic.

Caroline’s parallel career, as a Colonel in the U.S. Army, includes service as a Civil Affairs Officer& in Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and Europe. During her four deployments, she focused on capacity building through the reestablishment of the Al Resafa Medical Directorate (Eastern Baghdad); revitalization of Iraq’s business sector; bolstering counterterrorism efforts in Eastern Africa; and synchronizing non-lethal effects to deter regional aggression, optimizing NATO and Partner Nation interoperability and enhance NATO influence across the European Theater. She is currently serving at the Pentagon as the Engagement and Policy Chief for the Army Recruiting Task Force.

Caroline completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Relations from Tulane University, her Master of Health Administration from the University of Kentucky, her Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and her Doctor of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.