Manager, HR & Administration

As Manager of Human Resources & Administration, Karen is responsible for all things HR related and oversees the office, both physical and virtual. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She belongs to the Vermont Human Resource Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, Green Mountain Payroll Association and Vermont Chapter of the Association of Talent Development. Before joining Housing Vermont in 2014, Karen worked at Champlain College, General Dynamics, managed a travel agency and was an assistant in a pediatric practice. 

Karen has a BS in Home Economics Education from Hood College, an MA in Instructional System Design from UMBC, and a certificate in HR from Champlain College.  When not at work, Karen likes to spend time at her camp on the lake, kayaking, and teaching tricks to her latest rescue dog.