Karen Kmetzo - Whitney Center
Karen Kmetzo
Vice Chair

Ms. Kmetzo is a resident of Whitney Center.  She received a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Yale University and held a variety of senior level positions, including Vice President for Managed Care at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Vice President for Administration at Bristol Hospital, Regional Director of Hospital and Health Plan Contracts for Kaiser Permanente in CT, NY, & MA, Manager of Medical Services for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of CT, Regional Director of Operations for the hospital division of New Medico, a national for-profit rehabilitation company, Assistant Director for Administration at the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, and Regional Coordinator for a nine county emergency medical services system in the San Francisco Bay area.  She also worked as an RN in various clinical positions.  In 1993 Ms. Kmetzo established her own health care management consulting firm focusing on analyzing and negotiating managed care contracts, program planning and implementation, grant writing, and ensuring compliance with standards.  She retired in 2009.