BREE WATZAK, PHARMD, BCPS
DIRECTOR OF RURAL ACCESS PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CENTER FOR OPTIMIZING RURAL HEALTH
PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF INTERPERSONAL HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES, KSTAR OPIOIDS ASSESSMENT-TRAINING-MONITORING PROGRAM
PATIENT SAFETY ORGANIZATION (PSO #79) PHARMACIST
Bree Watzak has been a pharmacist since 2008, she joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2011. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a TeamSTEPPS master trainer. Bree received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston and completed residency training at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She has been active in ARCHI Peer Review, the KSTAR Opioids Assessment-Training-Monitoring Program, Team Communication Courses, and several other contracts. Bree is the pharmacist on the PSO #79 team, listed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). As Director of Technical Assistance for the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, Bree spends her time working with rural communities to improve the quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges unique to rural hospitals and the communities they serve.
NRHA 2019 RURAL HEALTH FELLOW
Bree Watzak, Director of Technical Assistance for the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, has been selected as one of 15 Rural Health Fellows by The National Rural Health Association. The Rural Health Fellows program is a year long mentorship aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.