Karen Smith

Program Coordinator


  • B.A., Psychology, Coe College, 1982

Professional Background

Karen has been with the IOD since February 2008 as Project Coordinator with the New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC). Directly before this position Karen worked as a research assistant with the Crimes Against Children Center at UNH. Karen has a strong background in human services, having directed a Juvenile Intake program for eighteen years prior to working at UNH. This experience spanned child welfare, the juvenile court system and social services, and helped Karen learn to look across systems as well as to manage day to day activities. She now uses those skills here at the IOD.


"All individuals with genetic conditions in New England have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential."

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