Karen has been on “both sides of the desk” when it comes to cancer treatment. Not only does she have 20 years of experience as a healthcare administrator, but she beat cancer twice, uterine and ovarian at the age of 20. Researching survivor programs and celebrations for ve years lead her to create the inaugural SURVIVORville. And the call from Judy Pearson solidi ed the creation of the Women Survivors Alliance. Karen’s southern roots started in Georgia, but she calls Nashville home now. Country music runs through her veins, as sweet Marley - her Maltese-ShihTzu - can attest to!