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Karen S. Levin


Karen Levin serves as HCM’s director of finance and operations, overseeing all aspects of financial management across the firm, including budget development, contract negotiations, financial reporting, day-to-day business and operations management and new business and client support.

Karen brings to the firm over 20 years of expertise in business management and finance for professional service firms. Prior to joining HCM, Karen served as senior director of finance at Grayling, a national public relations firm, overseeing all financial management for the Washington DC, Denver and Tallahassee offices, as well as for Grayling’s sister company, Whiteboard Advisors LLC. Previously, Karen served as vice president of finance for the research division at Edelman, and served for 12 years as the finance director for the USA Media practice at Burson-Marsteller where she served as a member of the U.S. leadership team  and managed all aspects of the daily business management and financial operations for the practice.

Karen received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from The American University and studied at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Karen is owned by her three rescue dogs, resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband and is known as “Auntie KK” to her niece, nephew and three godchildren.  When she’s not creating pivot tables in excel, she enjoys traveling, reading, yoga and photography.


I believe in living with purpose, authenticity, integrity and simply doing the right thing for others.  It’s simply the right thing that the playing field be leveled, so everyone has the opportunity and access to a great education.  It’s simply the right thing that patient’s voices be heard and that people have access to quality healthcare. Complex solutions are required to enact these simple concepts, and I love being part of an organization that brilliantly influences policy to drive people to simply do the right thing.