The Executive Dean for Administration, Kimberly A. Galligan, reports to the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Jack A. Elias, and acts as the Chief Operating Officer of the Division.

Prior to joining the Division, Kimberly was the executive director of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In addition to overseeing the financial management of the department, she served as the lead administrator on the team developing the Mass General Center for Clinical Neurosciences, a concept intended to integrate patient care, facilitate research, and improve opportunities for clinician-researcher collaboration. Prior to this role, Kimberly served as administrative director for clinical operations in the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly earned a master’s of business administration at Boston University.

As executive dean for administration, Kimberly oversees the administrative and financial infrastructure of the Division. She works with department chairs, associate deans, and administrators at affiliated hospitals to develop long-range plans for research and educational programs and services. She was extensively involved in the establishment of Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI), a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice. She is a member of the BPI Board of Directors.

Additionally, she serves as the primary liaison between the division and senior officers within the University regarding administrative and financial management practices, procedures, and compliance issues. She serves on the University Resources Committee and works with University leaders and the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs on strategic partnerships with Brown’s affiliated health systems.

The Division's offices of Finance and Planning; Human Resources; Research Administration; Center for Animal Research and Education; Facilities Planning and Operations; and Communications report directly to the Executive Dean.