Karen McNeil-Miller is the president and CEO of The Colorado Health Foundation, where she helps guide the Foundation to determine the most impactful investment of human, financial and influence capital on behalf of the Coloradans who need it the most.
Karen joined the Foundation after serving for more than 10 years as the president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, one of North Carolina’s largest private foundations. Under her leadership, the Trust evolved into a strategic, impact-driven foundation with a national presence on issues ranging from rural health to access to care.
Before joining the Trust, Karen spent 16 years with the Center for Creative Leadership, an international leadership development and research nonprofit organization headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. During her tenure, Karen developed expertise in individual and organizational leadership development, succession planning, strategic thinking, team building, diversity, executive coaching and leading change, and transitions.
A former special education teacher and head of the Piedmont School in North Carolina, Karen is active within the nonprofit community and national and regional philanthropic and rural health organizations. She serves as board chair for the Association of Black Foundation Executives and is a board member of Campbell University; Denver Academy; Denver Women’s Forum; Alliance for a Healthier Generation; and The Center for Creative Leadership.
Karen holds a B.S. in early childhood education and an M.Ed. In special education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University.