Organizational Trainer and Special Projects

Karen has been a vital member of The LLF team since 1993. She started as a Clinical Coordinator and has since served in many other roles at the organization. In her current position as Organizational Trainer and Special Projects, Karen supports the orientation and ongoing training of all staff. Prior to joining The LLF, Karen worked as an ICU nurse on the Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit in the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Karen is a founding member and has served as Chair of The LLF’s Clinical Advisory Board. She also led the creation of The LLF's Education Committee and is a member of the Ethics Committee.

She is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and served as Chair of the AOPO Procurement Director’s Council. She served on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Committee in 2010.

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, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Nursing at Stevenson. She has a number of certifications, including Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC), Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).