New BHRS Deputy Director Adult/Older Adult Services
Karen has an extensive and rich history of experiences in behavioral health services in the public and private sectors. For the past 9+ years she has worked for the state of Hawaii Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Division. Among her responsibilities were directing clinical operations, strategic planning, compliance, performance improvement, forensic and multicultural service programs, implementation and oversight of supported housing, case management, co-occurring programs, supported employment, expansion of career ladder for peer specialists, crisis services, and contracting.
Karen also worked for Magellan Health Services as Vice President of Quality Improvement and was responsible for public sector policy, program development and oversight of quality improvement with 14 Medicaid managed care contracts in 12 states.
With Karen’s background she will be a great help to BHRS as we navigate the many challenges and opportunities that are here and ahead of us in the coming years.
Karen will join us at the end of February