Author and Instructor
Kathleen O. Beauchesne, PhD, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C
Dr. Beauchesne is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy, Social Impact of that Arts Project, and she is the president and CEO of the Center for Corporate Research on Veterans & Employment. During her first two years at the University, she conducted original research and wrote Gulf War Vets: The Richest of Resources, How American business can help the most educated, highest skilled military ever re-enter the civilian workforce, which advocates turning current research knowledge about veterans’ health, visible and invisible disabilities into actionable and integrated change management policies, practices and programs to support veterans in continued and productive employment.
Dr. Beauchesne has worked extensively with caregiving and end-of-life issues. Early in her career as director of the Faculty, Staff & Student Assistance Programs and the Office of Work/Life Programs, she was a member of the Last Acts, Robert Woods Johns Task Force. She has presented extensively on caregiving and end-of-life issues. She started the eldercare consultation service for employees at the Johns Hopkins Institutions, and developed award winning and leading-edge programs for caregivers including financial support programs for employees caring for ill or elderly family members, a ten-year caregivers support group (now led by a caregiver), and dependent care vouchers to assist with paying for day care for ill or elderly family members. She has responded to illness, suicide and death in the workplace both at Johns Hopkins and in her work as the director of the National Guard Psychological Health Program, a contract of the Ceridian Corporation, as a sensitive and supportive leader in crisis response, education, and program development for those who care for or have lost loved ones.