Executive Director and Registered Nurse
Karen has been a practicing nurse since 1976 and is a retired Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She spent 35 years working in infant mortality reduction at local, state, and national levels. Karen worked as a Red Cross disaster nurse from 1995 to 2002 and assisted in emergency operations across North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She is also experienced as a hospice nurse and geriatric care manager.
Ellen earned a BS in social work from SUNY Albany. Before joining Fearrington Cares, she spent 20 years in medical billing and administration, including 10 years as a cardiology practice manager. Most recently, she was employed at Medical Claims Rx, where she helped people choose insurance plans and deal with medical claim issues. Ellen’s past volunteer work includes serving as an activities volunteer in long-term care facilities and participating in friendly visitor programs for seniors.