Ph D Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service Cardinal Stritch University 2019
MS Health Services Administration Cardinal Stritch (College) University 1989
BS Medical Record Administration University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1986
Kathleen Olewinski attained national board certification as a healthcare executive through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 1998, and advanced to her current credential as Fellow in 2008.
She is also a licensed nursing home administrator (NHA) and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), and former hospital administrator with more than 25 years of executive leadership and management experience in traditional and nontraditional health care settings and academia.
As a speaker at national and state conferences, topics presented have included confidentiality and legal issues in mental health and substance abuse, as well as consultation related to accreditation and compliance.
Current research focuses on the impact of professional association involvement and mentoring on early career success.
Honorary Award (2018, May 19) Future Healthcare Executives.
President’s Award (2018, May 17) Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Higher Education Network Award (2018, March 28) American College of Healthcare Executives.
Service Award (2016) American College of Healthcare Executives Wisconsin Chapter.
Service Award (2016) American College of Healthcare Executives-Wisconsin Chapter.
Professional Achievement Award (2015) Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants.
Advisor of the Year Award (2014) Center for Student Involvement, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service (2014) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Faculty Advisor Recognition of Service (2014) Future Healthcare Executives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Honorary Faculty/Staff Member (2014) Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society.
Honorary Member (2014) Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization.
Outstanding Teaching Award (2014) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Student Success Award (2013) UWM MAP-Works: Making Achievement Possible.
UWM Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award (2013, November) Center for Student Involvement, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Service Recognition Award (2011) Future Healthcare Executives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.