kareny_125pxKaren Young

Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer — Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare


Karen Young serves as Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer of Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, a regional health services company serving members throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. In her current role, she is responsible for catalyzing and advancing Harvard Pilgrim’s company-wide commitment to bring inclusion to the forefront of everything they do. Reporting directly to Harvard Pilgrim’s President & CEO, she leads the Center for Inclusion Initiatives and provides direction for six tracks intended to deliver business results: Marketplace, Workplace, Supplier/Vendor, Health Care Equity, Community, and Enterprise Leadership.

Prior to this role, she held the position of Director of Learning, Development, and Inclusion and was responsible for value creation through organization development, learning, development, and inclusion for business and workplace outcomes. Her previous experience includes consulting to businesses in the areas of organizational change and learning strategies.

Young holds an MSW from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Barrington College. She has also completed a Certificate Program in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Young is the recipient of the 2016 Carl Sciortino Ally Award from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and has received the Compassion, Courage, and Professionalism Award from the Northeast Human Resources Association for her practice of human resource management. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY) and is a Member of the Perkins School for the Blind Corporation.