Karen Nystrom Meyer
Karen Nystrom Meyer attended public schools in Virginia and received her
post-secondary education at the University of Vermont and the Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University.
She is an executive leader with substantial experience in health care and
higher education policy. Karen’s expertise is in organizational strategic planning
and positioning, policy development and implementation. She also has extensive
experience in problem solving and consensus building in complex political
Karen served as a Congressional Assistant to the Honorable James M.
Jeffords; as Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs for the Honorable
Governor Madeleine Kunin; and as the Executive Vice President of the Vermont
Medical Society. She now serves as Vice President for Federal, State and
Community Relations at the University of Vermont.
Karen’s community activities have included serving as director and chair
of the Vermont Community Foundation; director of the Snelling Center for Public
Policy; director of the Key Bank of Vermont; trustee of Woodbury College and the
University of Vermont; director of the Chittenden County United Way;
Committee Member for the New England Division of the American Cancer
Society; and director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.