CEO, Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Karen Gardner serves as CEO of Community Health Center of Cape Cod. Ms. Gardner has responsibility for all CHC operations and strategic initiatives. Under her guidance, the Health Center built a 33,000 square foot facility in Mashpee; implemented the electronic medical record system; expanded the continuum of care to include oral health, women’s health, 340B Pharmacy, vision services and a full range of support/enabling services. Ms. Gardner serves as Treasurer, Board of Directors of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and serves on a number of community based steering committees. In addition to serving as the Health Center’s CEO, she also is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and recently moved from her assignment at the Pentagon to become Commander at the Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She joined Community Health Center of Cape Cod in 2003.