Karen is the Executive Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Prior to joining the ACA in 2016, Karen served as the Executive Director of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The FBA is a 16,000-member organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law.
Previous to her work with the FBA, Karen served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of SHRM and was established to advance and support the human resource profession by funding original research, innovative educational products, and scholarships.
A seasoned association executive, Karen’s experience includes serving as Executive Director of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), an advocacy organization. NCPPA members include the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Nike, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association. She also worked for the Association Management Group, at which she served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for several national and local trade and professional associations.
A Washington, D.C., native, Karen earned her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree in public affairs from Indiana University. In 2005, she became a Certified Association Executive (CAE).