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While doing her final practicum for her undergraduate degree in Social Work, Karen worked with an organization in Indiana that supported children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. That was her first exposure of being involved in the lives of people with disabilities. This experience sparked an interest in Karen to continue in the field upon graduation. She went on to work in a couple of agencies in Indiana in a variety of roles including senior management positions. Karen earned her MBA with the goal of continuing her personal and professional growth by someday leading an organization. In 2008, Karen and her husband moved from Indiana to Tennessee when she took a position as an Executive Director in middle Tennessee. Karen joined D&S as the Executive Director of Knoxville in January 2018. She is thrilled to be part of the D&S team and make her home in East Tennessee.