Karen Young serves as VP & Chief Inclusion Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a regional health services company serving members throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. In her current role she is responsible to catalyze and advance Harvard Pilgrim’s company-wide commitment to put inclusion in the forefront of everything we do. Reporting directly to Harvard Pilgrim’s President & CEO, she leads the Center for Inclusion Initiatives.
Ms. Young holds an MSW from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Barrington College. Ms. Young is the recipient of the 2016 Carl Sciortino Ally award from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and has received the Compassion, Courage and Professionalism Award from the Northeast Human Resources Association for her practice of human resource management. Ms. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY), the MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce and is a Member of the Perkins School for the Blind Corporation.
Her purpose is to contribute by helping individuals, groups and organizations see gateways to meaningful engagement in the world.