Global Healthcare Association
Karen has an extensive background in strategic relationship management, with a particular focus on partnerships which create value, reduce redundancy and increase efficiency. She has past experience with Ministries of Health, World Health Organization, ISQua, NGOs, and Professional Quality, Safety and Patient Organizations at both the national and international level.
Karen’s special expertise is in leadership development and mentoring, especially regarding quality and safety programs, international accreditation, and patient safety solutions.
Karen brings exceptional expertise and perspective on the global healthcare industry having served in executive leadership positions within the Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), as well as serving as Chair of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions and Chair of ISQua’s Accreditation Council. She is globally recognized for her interest in developing and building value solutions for sustainable quality improvement, patient safety and patient centered initiatives. The appointment of CEO represents a strategic commitment to drive additional expertise and growth strategies into the GHA Program in order to meet the demands of the medical travel, medical tourism and international patient services industries.