Karen has been a wheelchair user for more than 30 years after a T10 complete spinal cord injury when she was shot in an armed robbery. She joined the Numotion team as a Territory Manager for the Gulf South Region in July of 2015. Previously she served as a licensed clinical social worker who worked in a rehabilitation hospital helping people with newly acquired disabilities learn to navigate their new life.
Much of her spare time is spent on disability advocacy efforts and she shares this passion with her Life Possible social media audience and on the Life Possible
section of the Numotion website.
Karen had the honor of winning Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 and was able to share her message about the importance of standing technology for people with mobility impairments. Ms. Wheelchair America is a national competition that is judged solely on a woman’s history of advocacy and the ability to articulate her platform.
Currently, Karen is the Brand Ambassador for Numotion. In this role, Karen shares her knowledge of advocacy, disability-related resources, mental health tips, inclusive family activities, and information on living a healthy lifestyle. Karen includes the stories of Numotion customers in many of her blogs. Weaving in the expertise of Numotion customers allows Karen to write about all aspects of life with a disability. Karen’s social media channels allow her to interact with Numotion customers daily and collaborate on ideas that interest people with mobility impairments. Her role also includes government relations responsibilities and assisting with payer relations issues as they arise.
“My favorite aspect of this role is the opportunity to share my experiences and the knowledge of other experts on how to live your best life possible despite having a disability,” said Karen.
Another aspect of Karen’s job is leading the Disability Alliance Network. The mission of the Disability Alliance Network
is to serve as a resource and an advocate to foster a cooperative, accessible environment for employees with disabilities, employees who have family members with disabilities, and anyone who identifies as an ally to people living with disabilities. The Disability Alliance Network strives to raise awareness and competency around disability inclusion by providing opportunities for education, networking, support, and collaboration with ERGs and disability-focused organizations in the community.
Karen has written over 50 blogs
for wheelchair users, their friends and family, and people working with the disability community. You can follow her @LifePossibleKR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or read her articles by going to Numotion.com/LifePossibleKR.