Henry Ford Health System
Retired- Chief Nurse and Operations Executive, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Karen Harris retired with over 29 years of experience in healthcare and earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Wayne State University. She has been a consultant for AWHONN Consulting Group, and Dynamics Research Corporation, where she performed site assessments, perinatal risk assessments, lectures, and training on teamwork behaviors. For many years, Harris served as a clinical nurse specialist for intrapartum, antepartum, and women’s health for an organization that had over 6,600 births. She is certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner and served as a regional perinatal coordinator. Harris has held various leadership positions with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses including: 2015 national president; Michigan section chair; and 2008 AWHONN Convention co-chair. Harris is a published author in peer-reviewed nursing journals and has lectured throughout the nation.