Vice President of Operations
Karen joined the Root Center for Advanced Recovery team in 2017. Karen started with Root Center for Advanced Recovery serving as the Director of Nursing and recently was promoted to Vice President of Operations.
She currently oversees all direct services programs within the agency. Prior to Root Center for Advanced Recovery, Karen’s previous roles included 24/7 responsibility for all staff and operations for the nursing department at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services- Southeastern Mental Health Authority. She has more than ten years of nursing experience including two years of behavioral healthcare and more than six years of nursing administration experience.
Karen received her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University. A recipient of the Connecticut Hospital Association HealthCare Hero Award (2015) and Nightingale Award (2011), she has held various leadership positions in Emergency Services and Behavioral Health.