Lead Project Manager, West Region
Pat George, RPh, serves as a Lead Project Manager for the Indiana Health Equity Alliance (I-HEAL). In this role, he engages and builds relationships across a diverse landscape of partner-, community-based organizations. Pat manages one of five regional Field Intervention Teams as part of PHA's work with the Indiana Department of Health to better prepare the state for the next pandemic by improving pandemic response, health equity, and health outcomes in counties considered most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining Purdue Healthcare Advisors, Pat served in numerous leadership roles over a span of three decades with Purdue's College of Pharmacy. He coordinated all recruitment efforts for prospective off-campus students, developed effective recruitment strategies and programming for partner campuses, and created articulation agreements with regional campus faculty and staff. He also worked with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs during the degree conversion to the required Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) to help implement new professional program admissions processes and procedures. These new assessment tools promoted leadership and evidence of community volunteer service, career path exploration, and work experience. The process improvement implementation led by Pat signaled a departure from the traditional admissions protocol. This unified the prospective students’ interests with the desired attributes and characteristics of a healthcare professional, ushering in a generation of empathetic and altruistic practitioners, and establishing a culture of service.
Prior to joining the Purdue College of Pharmacy, Pat practiced pharmacy in a community setting. He managed two pharmacies and was the founder and inaugural administrator of a pharmacy advocacy program.
Pat earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy. He also holds a license to practice pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist in the State of Indiana.