Vice President of Performance Management - Behavioral Health
As Vice President of Performance Management, Kara focuses on Monarch’s operational compliance, audits, internal investigations, and data and improvement.
She has worked with Monarch for three years and currently leads the agency’s Joint Commission Accreditation for behavioral health as well as Monarch’s initiative to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.
She has worked in the public mental health field since 1995 and has held various positions including director of compliance programs, clinical operations director and vice president of operations. Kara holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and Sociology and currently is working toward a Master’s in Health Administration.
Kara is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and is the former managing editor of Percensys CORE Learning, a toolkit of skill building activities for individuals and families who are on the road to recovery.
She has been married to her husband, John, for 16 years. They live in Cary with their son, Jakob; daughter, Annika; and the family’s Pug, Oscar.