Kate Gainer


Kate Gainer

Executive Vice President & CEO
Iowa Pharmacy Association

Kate Gainer serves as the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. The Iowa Pharmacy Association serves as the sole organization representing the profession of pharmacy in Iowa and pharmacists in all practice settings. IPA’s mission is to empower the pharmacy profession to improve health outcomes. Since IPA was founded in 1880, Kate is the 7th Executive Vice President, and the first female in this role.

Kate received her PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed a pharmacy residency with emphasis in community care at Medicap Pharmacy and Drake University. She is a graduate and past cochair of Leadership Iowa and was named to the Des Moines’ Business Record 40 under 40. Kate’s leadership at IPA has fostered significant innovation and collaboration while accelerating IPA’s reputation as a national leader among strong state associations.


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