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FSU Military and Veterans Healthcare Certification Course

19 September 2021

Kathryn M. Beasley, PhD, FACHE

CAPT, USN (Ret.) 


Kathryn M. Beasley PhD has extensive experience in both the Department of Defense and VA health systems health policy arenas. She has ten years of Capitol Hill experience advocating for a variety of health care issues affecting active duty personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families, in her role as the Military Officers Association of America’s Government Relations Director for Health Affairs.

She retired from the Naval Service in 2009 after serving 30 years. As a career Navy Nurse Corps officer, she served in a wide variety of staff and senior leadership positions within the Navy and the Department of Defense. She has had assignments serving in military treatment facilities both stateside and abroad. Her clinical specialties have been in the Surgical Intensive Care and Surgical Services as well as the Ambulatory care areas. Her operational assignments have been on the USNS Comfort, and her administrative emphasis has been in the Managed Care arena, TRICARE Operations, and Healthcare Operational and Contingency Planning.

Her leadership assignments have included Chief of Staff of Naval Healthcare New England; Deputy Commander and Director of Healthcare Operations at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda; Chief of Staff for the Commanding General for the NCR Multi-Service Market Area at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; and the Director of Planning and Operational Support for the Navy Surgeon General.

CAPT Beasley is a native of St. Louis Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston College, Chestnut Hill Massachusetts, and earned her doctorate from the International School of Management. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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