Karen Onderdonk wears many hats in her role. With her unique and rare integration of critical thinking and creativity, Karen brings a balanced perspective to her work that pervades myriad internal and external aspects of hospital operations. Her responsibilities and projects include but aren’t limited to community outreach, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, public relations, communications and patient advocate.
Karen is a leader who places a high value on teamwork, innovation, possibility thinking and recognition of others’ accomplishments. She tackles projects with a comprehensive approach that applies information and communication to further the accomplishment of an initiative or concept.
Karen’s early career as a video producer, writer, camera person, and editor was the foundation for her independent business when she landed in Colorado in the 1990s from her native New York. As principal of her own production company for more than a decade before joining St. Vincent Hospital in 2012, she brings many entrepreneurial characteristics to her employment role.