Karen Kono, RN, COHN
Karen is an RN, board certified in occupational health. For 24 years she has managed occupational health and safety needs for a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, the electric utility industry and healthcare IT. She has become a recognized speaker on various occupational health & safety topics both regionally and nationally.
She is currently the Workers’ Compensation and Employer Account Manager for SERC Physical Therapy. She serves as liaison to employers, case managers and adjustors for work comp and industrial services focusing on injury prevention and management across three states. She also supports the work comp function internally for 60+ SERC clinics.
Karen is on the Board of the Safety & Health Council of Western MO & KS, an executive committee member for the Construction Safety Group of Kansas City, and a member of the Case Management Society of America, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Association of Occupational Health Professionals, Risk and Insurance Management Society, the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation and American Society of Safety Professionals.