Liz Levy Karen is a senior manager of professional education at Edwards Lifesciences, where she manages medical education initiatives for cardiothoracic sur- geons. Previously, she worked at Medtronic, Given Im- aging and the CDC.
She earned her master’s degree in public health at Emory University and her bachelor’s degree in human biology at the University of Virginia.
Karen has been an active volunteer and leader within the Jewish community, having served on various Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta committees for more than a decade, is an alumnus of the ADL Glass Leadership Initiative and served on the AJC’s ACCESS executive and steering committees.Karen’s family has a unique Jewish history in Georgia, one of which she is veryproud.
“As a descendent of the original 41 Jewish colonists whom General Oglethorpewelcomed to settle in the Georgia Colony in July 1733, Jewish continuity is very im- portant to me,” she said. “My family set a wonderful example for me through their leadership in both the Savannah and Jewish communities, and I hope my daughter will continue this tradition.”
Outside of the Jewish community, Karen partners with Be the Match to raise awareness of and register potential blood marrow donors in the national registry in memory of her close friend who passed away from leukemia.
Karen and her husband, Dan, daughter and two dogs live in Brookhaven.