Karen grew up in eastern North Carolina and moved to central Pennsylvania after completing undergraduate work in business administration at Meredith College. She earned her MBA at Penn State in 1995. She began her medical career when she became a registered nurse in 2010 while living in Georgetown, Texas. She went on to get her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her nursing experience includes medical-surgical, orthopedics, emergency medicine, outpatient surgery and adult medicine. Karen strives to work collaboratively with patients and their families, as well as the other members of the medical care team, in order to develop a plan of care that will provide patients with improved quality of life. She believes in educating patients so that they can make informed decisions about their health care.
Karen is the proud mother of a son who is currently enrolled in a musical theater program at Rider University. She married her husband in Positano, Italy, in 2018. She lives outside of Reading, PA, and in her free time enjoys travel, theater, music, and movies.
MBA at Penn State
Master’s of Science in Nursing at Simmons College