Pabst Hired as New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Laurie Bernskoetter
573-635-0830 (office)
e-mail:  lbernskoetter@mo-afp.org
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May 13, 2014 – Pabst Hired as New Executive Director

Kathy Pabst, MBA, of Jefferson City, Missouri, was recently hired as the Executive Director of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).  Pabst brings 10 years of higher education experience and over 15 years of non-profit management experience to the Academy.  Pabst will lead the MAFP as its chief administrative officer and will be responsible for carrying out board policies and actions, as well as participate in the formulation of the mission, goals and objectives, policies, and actions.  In addition, she will manage the finances of the Academy, serve as executive director of the Family Health Foundation of Missouri, and serve as treasurer of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians Political Action Committee.

Mrs. Pabst is the former Director of the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies at Lincoln University where she was responsible for spearheading the Central Missouri Innovation Campus Grant application and implementation, management of off-campus programs, establishment of the Conference Center in Lorenzo Greene Hall, and other program management.  Prior to her service at Lincoln University, she worked with multiple associations, including the Missouri League for Nursing where she served as the manager of Programs and Marketing.

Mrs. Pabst is a graduate of William Woods University earning her undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  She is married to Larry Pabst, has one son, Jeff, who is married to Kara, and one grand-daughter, Olivia.

About the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)

Founded in 1947, the MAFP is a non-profit professional medical society of more than 2,000 physicians, residents and medical students across the state.  Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is nearly 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Headquartered in Jefferson City, the MAFP is dedicated to optimizing the health of patients, families, and communities of Missouri through patient care, advocacy, education, and research.  The MAFP is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.  It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. The AAFP is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.

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