Karen L. Kelly

National Advisory Board Member
District Director, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th)

• Moderator Third-Party Payer Track: Managing Morphine Equivalent Dose and Red-Flagging Red Flags
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Kelly_Karen-lg copyKaren Kelly has served as District Director for U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers since May 2014. She previously served as the first President/CEO for Operation UNITE (2003-2013), overseeing a network of community coalitions in southern and eastern Kentucky to expand drug awareness and education programs; coordinate drug treatment and outreach programs; and operate an accredited Drug Task Force. In 2007, President George Bush recognized UNITE as a national model. Currently, Ms. Kelly serves as a member of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy’s Pharmacist Recovery Network Committee, the Union College Board of Trustees, and the board of directors for Operation UNITE and the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. She is a past member of the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education Nominating Committee, and boards of directors for Leadership Kentucky, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, and Union College Alumni Association. In October 2012, Ms. Kelly was recognized as an “Advocate for Action” by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for her “outstanding leadership with Operation UNITE and continued efforts addressing the prescription drug epidemic.” She has served as a presenter at several state and national conferences and has testified on policy issues before the Kentucky General Assembly. She has served as a Board Member for Operation UNITE since June 2013 and is currently Secretary.