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Pamela Paulk: Biographies

Pamela Paulk

Pamela D. Paulk

Pamela Paulk oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine’s international enterprises, including high-impact global health care collaborations and the provision of medical concierge services for thousands of international and out-of-state patients, as well as interpretation services for local patients. Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) is responsible for developing and managing international priorities and strategies that advance the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Paulk was the senior vice president for human resources (HR) for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System, responsible for all HR functions for more than 40,000 employees. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 1998, Ms. Paulk worked mostly in the behavioral health field serving as a psychiatric hospital administrator, chief operating officer for a private psychiatric practice and national health care consultant.

A graduate of Florida State University with a master's in social work and The Johns Hopkins University with a master's in business administration, Ms. Paulk has been active in the community, including the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (past president and co-founder) and Baltimore City Community College (trustee). Ms. Paulk currently teaches graduate courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her many accomplishments have been recognized: 2009 Red Cross Good Samaritan, 2012 William J. Casey Award, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland's 2012 Santé Honoree and as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2004 and 2010. In 2014, Ms. Paulk was honored at the White House for being a Champion of Change for her leadership and work bringing people with criminal backgrounds into the Johns Hopkins workforce.