August 29, 2011
On behalf of my fellow Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Board members, it is my privilege to announce that Dr. Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, FAAN has accepted our invitation to serve as the Center's President and Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
Karren is well respected in Colorado and nationally as a thoughtful leader, educator and passionate advocate for nursing. She has been an important part of the Center’s work for years and her service as interim CEO only emphasized how ready she is to lead and how fortunate the Center is to have her commitment and many skills.
Karren's experience ranges from a surgical hospital in Vietnam to Director of Women's and Childrens Services at Presbyterian St. Lukes to leading a range of innovative nursing leadership programs for the Center.
For those of you that are not familiar with Karren's extensive nursing leadership