SECRETARY, Board of Directors

Karen has always had a passion for helping people.  As the leader of AmerisourceBergen’s Human Capital function at Lash Group, Karen is responsible for building the capacity of human capital to meet business challenges and capture opportunities for sustainable growth and financial success. This includes talent management, competency management, knowledge management, human resources organization and development management, as well as other human resource management activities that are necessary to uphold a strong leadership succession plan and high-performance human capital for growth and long-term prosperity. Karen enjoys cultivating partnerships, providing proactive solutions to meet goals and handling change management for organizational transformations.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Management from the University of Dayton, and Masters of Science degree in Career and Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology before moving to Charlotte, NC and starting a family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the water with her husband, Matt, and two children, Connor and Sara. She was introduced to Claire’s Army through a co-worker and instantly knew she wanted to be more involved helping families when they need it the most.