Meet Karen Morrison
President, OhioHealth Foundation and Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Karen Morrison serves as a corporate officer in her roles as president of the OhioHealth Foundation and senior vice president of OhioHealth Corporation. She has been with OhioHealth for over twenty years serving as a health care executive, attorney and lobbyist currently leading the enterprise strategy for external relations including community relations, corporate reinvestment and government and regulatory affairs. She manages the local, state and federal advocacy strategy for the enterprise and is an experienced leader in health care public policy. In her role as the Foundation president, Ms. Morrison provides executive fundraising leadership to advance the philanthropic mission of the enterprise and she oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s strategic operations
Ms. Morrison completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University; her graduate degree in Preventative Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health; and her law degree at Capital University, where she recently served two terms on its Board of Trustees.
She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Experience Columbus, and McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. She is a member of the Fifth Third Bank Advisory Board of Directors, Central Ohio and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Columbus Urban League. In March 2012, she was appointed by Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman to serve on the Board of Health for a second term and serves as chair. She was recently appointed by Governor John Kasich to the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees.
Ms. Morrison is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Public Affairs Council, the American Public Health Association and the Advisory Board’s Philanthropy Council. Additionally, she is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and The Links, Incorporated, serving on its national executive council for the past six years.
In 2012, Ms. Morrison was recognized as one of the “12 Women You Should Know” by Women for Economic and Leadership Development. She is profiled in the inaugural edition of “The Women’s Book.” Most recently, she was featured in Columbus C.E.O. highlighting her accomplishments as an influential, executive business leader in Ohio.