2010 UW Honorary Citation Report – Dittman

Citation recipient Lynne Dittman Edler with Dean Jeanette Roberts

Citation recipient Lynne Dittman Edler (left) with Dean Jeanette Roberts (right)

Lynne Dittman Edler is a 1980 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She began her career at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee, holding a variety of positions over her 19 years of service including Director of Pharmacy Services. After leaving Columbia, she joined the staff of Gollash Pharmacy in Brookfield, a small chain of community pharmacies. Lynne returned to hospital practice when she took a position as Director of Pharmacy for LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin. A unique opportunity and challenge presented itself when the company decided to build a new hospital in Pewaukee to serve the unique needs of acute long term care patients. Lynne played a key role is opening the new hospital and developing a comprehensive pharmacy operation within it. After six years with LifeCare, Lynne left to open another hospital only a few miles away and served as Director of Pharmacy Services for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin in Waukesha, a free-standing inpatient rehabilitation hospital focusing on the care of brain injury patients and others requiring rehabilitation services. Recently, Lynne has returned to community practice by joining the team at Marshland Pharmacies, a family owned company of three community stores in Dodge County.

Lynne is a longstanding volunteer with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. She is presently Past President and Chairman of the Board for PSW, a role she says has been the highlight of her volunteer ‘career’. Lynne has also served in many other volunteer capacities. She served for more than 20 years as a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association, including Chairman of the Board here in Wisconsin and as a member of the national Board of Directors. Lynne was an active member of the Waukesha Service Club until 2008. She has served as an Elder at St. John’s in Germantown and as an active member and leader in the Junior League of Milwaukee. Additionally, Lynne has served as a clinical instructor for the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and the Columbia Carroll College of Nursing.

Lynne was elected to the North Prairie Village Board in April 2002, serving consecutive two year terms and chairing the Finance and Public Relations committees.

Over the course of her career, Lynne has received recognition for her contributions to the profession and her community.