Established as a reliable, engaging HR innovator, strategist, and practitioner who has thrived in the past decade helping others help themselves grow and prosper. After successfully leading HR Operations for 7 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a top-ranked pediatric healthcare provider, Karen accepted in 2019 an offer to transition from client to provider with Sterling, a global leader in background and identity services with over 5000 employees. After leading critical employee experience and development improvements for People & Culture as well as directing client and candidate support optimization, Karen accepted a progressive opportunity in the non-profit human services sector; Karen now leads as VP of Organizational Development strategy and services for talent management, training innovation, engagement and inclusion initiatives, as well as organizational growth strategy for 2500+ employees at KenCrest, a reputable provider of educational and community-based support services in PA, DE, and CT.
Additional 20-year career highlights include speaking nationally and engaging diverse audiences on talent strategy and growth capability resulting in helping folks progress and thrive; Karen has structured standards, communication, and measurement to achieve proven ROI. Karen was awarded Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year in Healthcare by HRO Today in 2018 for driving talent strategy changes as well as recognized as HR Superstar by HRO Today (2017, 2018, 2019) for innovation impact, thought leadership, and industry contribution. Karen helped launch and chaired the T.A.L.E.N.T. network for HRO Today (2018-2019) and currently chairs their Member Services Committee. A champion of arts accessibility and development, Karen served for a decade through 2013 as Art-Reach Board Co-Chair. While working in financial services through 2008, Karen spearheaded an acclaimed Training Top 125 succession planning program.