Kara is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of nursing experience. She started her career as a CNA before pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has both acute and post care experience. During her acute care experience she worked in various areas of the hospital including the Dialysis Unit, Critical Care, Neonatal NICU, Labor and Delivery and Post- Partum. She entered the Long Term Care setting where she fell in love with the residents and their families and she remained in this setting for over 20 years. During her time in long term care, she worked as a staff nurse, unit manager, facility educator and scheduler, MDS Coordinator (for which she still maintains her certification), and Director of Nursing. She is currently the Lead QI Advisor for Qsource, the Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Indiana, and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, focusing on the Leadership pathway.