Valparaiso, IN – Ashley Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer for Northwest Health, announced that Karen Allen, RN, PhD, FAAN, will serve as the new chairperson for the Northwest Health - Porter board of trustees. Dr. Allen is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Valparaiso University. She holds a Ph.D. in nursing sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master’s in nursing administration and a bachelor’s in nursing from Andrews University; and has also been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
“I am pleased that our board has selected Dr. Allen for this important role and I look forward to her guidance. Her vast knowledge of patient care combined with her leadership experience will be a guiding force in the continuation of our mission, including the delivery of high quality care," said Dickinson.
In addition to now serving as the chairperson for Northwest Health – Porter, Dr. Allen has held numerous leadership positions throughout her career – including Member of the National Advisory Council for the United States Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and Member of the Adventist Health Systems Corporate Board of Directors.
For more information about Northwest Health – Porter, visit NWHealthIN.com.