Karen McIntire joined Southcentral Foundation in 1996. As the current vice president of workforce, she plays a key supporting role in strategic planning and development. Ms. McIntire is responsible for strategies of human resources programs related to recruitment and employment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, human resources information systems, learning systems throughout the organization and other associated programs. Ms. McIntire played a key role in the application that led SCF to become a Baldrige award-winning organization. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources. Karen is of Yup’ik-Unganan descent. She presents nationally and internationally on whole-system improvement, customer focus, workforce improvement, innovation and SCF’s Nuka System of Care.