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Vice President and Executive Director, Heartland Health Outreach

Karen Batia (new)Dr. Batia is the Executive Director of Heartland Health Outreach and Vice President of Heartland Alliance. She is also Chief Executive Officer for Together4Health. In this position, Dr. Batia designs and implements integrated health services to improve the health of those with limited access to care, especially within the context of healthcare reform. From 2004 until 2010, she served as senior director of Heartland Health Outreach’s Mental Health & Addiction Services, where she oversaw program development, fundraising, fiscal management, strategic planning, and all other aspects of managing 15 outpatient and residential programs. During that time, she also spearheaded the founding of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute and served as Heartland Alliance’s chief clinical officer, overseeing clinical care and quality for HHO and its partner organizations, which included creating and implementing its Philosophy of Care.

Before joining Heartland Alliance, she served as Clinical Director for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and maintained an independent private practice. Dr. Batia received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan and her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from Adelphi University.