Paula Tiedemann

Paula has been a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation since 1984. She served on the Minds Matter Committee, for which she spearheaded the organization of a Washington Hebrew pro bono legal program, establishing a relationship between the Congregation and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. As a result of that connection, several Temple members, including Paula’s husband Chad, regularly provide pro bono legal services at D.C. intake sites to assist clients with access to housing, shelter, and life-saving services. Paula is a past recipient of the Temple’s Avodah Honors Award and became a Bat Mitzvah through WHC’s adult B’nei Mitzvah program.

Professionally, Paula is General Counsel, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has also been a volunteer attorney with Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless for almost 30 years and has been the recipient, both on behalf of the Temple and individually, of several awards for this pro bono work.

Paula and her husband, Chad, have a daughter, Grace, who attended WHC’s Early Childhood Center and Religious School, became a Bat Mitzvah, and participated in the Confirmation program.