Karen E. Howard is a visionary leader with four decades of experience in healthcare policy, government relations, and organizational leadership. Her career has been defined by her unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare initiatives and driving change through strategic advocacy and collaboration.
As a seasoned professional, Ms. Howard has held a range of executive roles, including serving as professional staff for a Congressional committee. Her policy expertise spans diverse areas, including integrative and complementary medicine, managed care, healthcare technology, and mental health.
As the CEO and Executive Director of the Organic & Natural Health Association since its inception in 2014, Ms. Howard’s bold leadership has catalyzed pivotal discussions and actions. She has championed causes such as defining “natural,” promoting quality manufacturing, ensuring traceable sourcing, advancing regenerative farming, advocating for sustainable practices, addressing nutrient