Vice-President, Clinical Operations, The Hospital for Sick Children
Karen is a senior healthcare leader with over 25 years of healthcare experience, including 18 years of leadership and management in paediatric academic health care. Karen has been with The Hospital for Sick Children for 28 years and currently oversees a portfolio that includes Ambulatory Services, Perioperative Services and Central Re-processing, Diagnostic Imaging, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Rehabilitation Services, Genetics and Rare Diseases Programs, and Clinical Informatics and Technology Programs, including telemedicine and the Ontario, Nunavut and Manitoba Poison Centres. She joined the Board of Directors at RMHC Toronto in 2019.
"Every day I see the impact of having RMHC Toronto available to families at SickKids. That ‘home away from home’ and the comfort it brings to families has been a consistent theme. Having a child in hospital is very stressful. Being far away from home compounds that stress. We are so lucky to have RMHC Toronto and I could not think of a better way to support families during one of the most challenging times of their family life."