Born in Buffalo, Karen lived most of her life in various upstate NY locales and moved to Florida in late 2018. The sub zero temperatures of the Adirondack Mountain winters finally took their toll and the siren call of St. Petersburg proved irresistible. Karen’s career as a psychologist was an important focus of her life for nearly 40 years, during which she held the position of Clinical Director at two non profit clinics, one in the Chicago area and the other in Buffalo, before engaging fully in private practice. Karen became a member at UUSP in 2019 and served as clerk for one year prior to being nominated to a board position. Karen’s passions include nature, animal welfare, reading, cycling, hiking, and occasionally dabbling in art projects. She lives in downtown St. Pete with her soul mate and husband, David, and one very sweet black cat named Minnie.