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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Executive Leadership Team
Pamela D. Paulk, M.S.W., M.B.A.
President (Leave of Absence)
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 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 for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System, responsible for all human resources 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 degree in social work and of The Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree 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. In recognition of her many accomplishments, she has received the 2009 Red Cross Good Samaritan award and was named a National Kidney Foundation of Maryland 2012 Santé Honoree and one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2004 and 2010. In 2014, Ms. Paulk was honored by the White House for being a Champion of Change for her leadership and work bringing people with criminal backgrounds into the Johns Hopkins workforce.