Karen returned as a Foundation trustee in 2013. Her career experience spans academics, government, business and media. Most recently, Karen served as President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNA). ASHNA’s mission is to unify the Alaska health care community. Prior to ASHNA, Karen was an Associate Vice President at UAF, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Executive Producer of an Emmy award-winning PBS documentary. She was elected Secretary of the Board in 2022.