Karen has served as the Executive Director/Program Director since November 1998.
Karen is the Treasurer for the California Ling Term Care Ombudsman Association (CLTCOA). She is Chair for the National Local Long Term Care Ombudsman Association (NALLTCO). She participates with many groups that comment on or advocate for legislation that can benefit care facility residents or the elderly.
She also participates in many San Luis Obispo County organizations, such as Adult Services Policy Council, Commission on Aging, and the District Attorney’s First Responder Team.
Karen is a California native and lives in Nipomo. She has two daughters, four grandchildren, one horse, and several household pets. In her free time she spoils her grandkids, and spends time trail riding with her horse.