Karen B. Brown holds a B.S. in Life Sciences from Kansas State University, an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and a PhD in International Psychology, both from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Karen has experience facilitating groups as an equal opportunity representative, a consideration of others facilitator, and a peer mentor/counselor. She has been instrumental in coordinating with several different entities and organizations to seamlessly develop sustainable products and services that are beneficial to all parties involved. She provided support to five major Army Command elements ensuring that all missions were accomplished with 100% compliance to all standards and regulatory guidelines.
Karen exemplified her team building skills by being chosen to lead an organization of 272 employees, a position normally held by more senior supervisors. Operating in this position, she was able to organize, coordinate, synchronize, and supervise training plans that created a cohesive team that was acknowledged by The United States Army’s elite 18th Airborne Corps Command Team. During her time as a training supervisor, Karen was selected to lead a team to coordinate training for units deploying in support of the Global War on Terrorism. She was given ninety days to form a team, coordinate, and conduct training for over 3,200 Soldiers over a six-month period. Despite the team being from twelve different units, Karen was able to establish roles and responsibilities for each team member according to their strengths within half the allotted time. Her team received several awards for their ability to effectively train all units assigned to them.
Karen is a past President of her local Toastmaster’s Club, volunteers as a mentor for Ladies of Eminence, a non-profit organization providing moral support, mentorship, and career advice to young ladies, and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); Division 52, APA’s International Psychology division; International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), and the Okaloosa County NAACP.