Karen McNeil Miller
President/CEO The Colorado Health Foundation

Karen McNeil Miller

Karen McNeil Miller is President and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s strategic direction and overall mission to improve the health and health care of Coloradans by increasing access to quality health care and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. With $2.3 billion in assets, the Foundation engages in communities across Colorado through grantmaking, public policy and advocacy, private sector engagement, strategic communications, evaluation for learning and assessment and by operating primary care residency training programs.

Karen joined the Foundation in September 2015 after serving for more than 10 years as the President of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, one of North Carolina’s largest private foundations. Under her leadership, the Trust evolved into a strategic, impact-driven foundation with a national presence on issues ranging from rural health to access to care. Karen spearheaded Healthy Places NC – a decade-long, $100 million initiative to improve the health of 10 to 12 of North Carolina’s low-income, rural communities – and the $30 million Great Expectations initiative to invest in financially disadvantaged children to ensure they are successful in life and school.

Prior to joining the Trust, Karen spent 16 years with the Center for Creative Leadership, an international leadership development and research, nonprofit organization headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. During her tenure, Karen developed expertise in individual and organizational leadership development, succession planning, team building, diversity, executive coaching, leading change and transitions, and strategic thinking. She trained executives from the world’s major companies in twenty-four countries. A former special education teacher and Head of the Piedmont School in North Carolina, Karen is active within the nonprofit community and national and regional philanthropic and rural health organizations.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Stanton Dodge – Executive Vice President & General Counsel DISH Network Corporation

Steve Farber
President – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Gill
Chairman – Scytus

Pat Hamill
Chairman and CEO – Oakwood Homes

A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons

Bill Hybl
Vice Chairman – The Broadmoor Hotel

John Ikard
FirstBank Holding Company

Walter Isenberg
President and CEO – Sage Hospitality

David McReynolds
President – Columbine Health Plan

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman and CEO – M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Blair Richardson
Managing Partner – Bow River Capital Partners

Chip Rimer
Senior Vice President – US Onshore Noble Energy

Dan Ritchie
Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Richard M. Sapkin
Managing Principal – Edgemark Development, LLC

Sylvia Young
President and CEO – HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair