Karen Kern


Karen Kern, MPA, CADC II, NCAC II, joined Central City Concern in 2016 as the Sr. Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, overseeing a full continuum of residential, outpatient and subacute services.  Karen brings almost two decades of experience working in social services and behavioral health with both adolescents and adults, including direct service, clinical supervision, quality management, and agency leadership.  She holds a Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, a BA in Social Sciences from Washington State University, and a Master of Public Administration from University of Nebraska.