Karen Doering is the COO of Claiborne Senior Living. She has over 25 years’ experience executing operational strategies across various industries including senior housing, retail, call center, and healthcare.
Ms. Doering is an accomplished senior housing executive. She served for over 3 years as COO for Senior Star and over 10 years with Brookdale Senior Living; 2007 to 2018. In 2014 Brookdale merged with Emeritus Senior Living and became the only full spectrum senior living company, the largest senior living provider with over 1100 communities in 46 states. Karen was promoted four times during her tenure at Brookdale and gained valuable experience with every promotion. In her last years with Brookdale Karen was serving as Senior Regional Vice President of Operations overseeing over 80 communities, 6000 units, and 3000 associates.
Karen is a passionate culture-driven leader with experience collaborating with high performing, cross functional teams to outperform goals. She has led diverse groups across multiple functions, managed resources and projects, developed and maintained relationships with external partners and internal team members while improving organizational outcomes.
Karen is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. She was also awarded the University of Southern California, Davis School of Gerontology & Marshall School of Business, Certificate for participation in the Lead and Transform Senior Living Program.