#BackToSchoolRx Part 2: Dr. Katasha Butler on the PharmD + MBA Combination
When she’s not talking Nexium® IV pushes by day and designing Kate Spade-inspired parties by night, Katasha S. Butler, PharmD, MBA is a pharmacist and an entrepreneur. She is the Section Chief for Inpatient Pharmacy and PGY1 Residency Coordinator at Illiana Health Care System—Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also the owner of The Conciergerie, a wedding and special event design agency and Social, an event venue and banquet hall in downtown Danville.
Dr. Butler is a Danville, Illinois native who learned Chemistry and culture at Spelman College, the premier institution of higher learning for Black women. She went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University. Since joining the VA, Dr. Butler has been recognized for her leadership and hard work, including selection for the highly-competitive, national Health Care Leadership Development Program and graduation from the VISN 12 Leadership Development Program and Vermilion Advantage Class 26 Leadership Program. She has also received the 2014 Director’s EEO Award, the 2014 VISN 11 Diversity Award, two Special Contribution Awards and numerous other recognitions. Dr. Butler also serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion for the VAMC, fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
When she’s not working with drugs, Dr. Butler can be found recommending the best lipsticks to her friends, following political news and current events, engaging in philanthropic endeavors and plotting her next takeover. She also likes to read, shop, and travel the world. Dr. Butler is very active in her community through membership and participation in numerous boards and organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc.
You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at: @thekatashashow