Karen Kennedy has been a staff member of The Living Legacy Foundation since August, 1993. She joined the organization as a clinical coordinator and has served in progressively responsible positions during her tenure, including Director of Clinical Services. In her current position, Organizational Trainer and Special Projects, Karen supports the orientation and ongoing training of all LLF staff. She also serves as chair of The LLF’s Clinical Advisory Board, of which she was a founding member. Karen led the creation of The LLF Education Committee, which provides diverse training and education opportunities for the organization. She is also a member of the organization’s Ethics Committee. She is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), and has previously served as Chair of the AOPO Procurement Director’s Council. She served on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Committee in 2010.
Prior to joining The Living Legacy Foundation, Karen worked as an ICU nurse on the neurotrauma critical care unit in the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She currently maintains her role as an ICU nurse there, in a per diem position.
Karen obtained her diploma in nursing from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Towson, Md. in 1987. She graduated from Stevenson University in Baltimore in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Nursing program at Stevenson University, with an anticipated graduation date of Winter, 2013.