Karen is responsible for leading Gidget Foundation Australia’s clinical governance and compliance framework within a culture of continuous quality improvement. As an experienced health executive working across public, private and not-for-profit healthcare, Karen is committed to achieving excellence through health system safety, good governance practices and sound risk management.
Karen has worked extensively in perinatal mental health, supporting parents throughout her career as a clinical psychologist, AHPRA approved supervisor and health director. Karen also has expertise in corporate governance, strategic leadership, and financial management as a non-executive board member and former company secretary.
Current professional memberships include the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), the Australian College of Health Service Managers (AACHSM) and the Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA). Karen has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, a Bachelor of Arts (hons) degree, and is also completing a Masters qualification in Health Leadership and Management.