Karen Koeninger - Deputy Executive Director
Karen is the co-founder of Corporate Education Resources, Inc. (CERI), a management consulting group that has provided management services to HOSA-Future Health Professionals since 1984. CERI (formerly known as Leadership Development Institute) was founded in 1976 and conducted scores of summer camps, weekend retreats, workshops and conferences for high school and college students to develop their personal, leadership and teaming skills.
Karen taught at the secondary level, served as an Assistant State Supervisor at the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technical Education, and has extensive experience with student organizations and conducting programs for teachers and students alike at state, regional and national levels. She has had lead responsibility for conferences with as many as 9,000 delegates, the oversight of HOSA’s annual Plan of Work and the day-to-day operations of the national headquarters as Deputy Executive Director. She received a Master of Science from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.
She enjoys working and traveling with her husband, Jim, and planning fun activities for their four wonderful grandchildren – Quentin, Jake, Violet and Cole.