Karen Kell Hartman is a senior clinical social worker at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Regional Network, overseeing the social-work program in outpatient cancer-treatment centers in the New York City metro area. Hartman also provides psychosocial services to cancer patients and families as part of an interdisciplinary team at one of the network’s outpatient centers.

Hartman has been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR) since 1988. She served on the UU Veatch Program Board of Governors for seven years, including two as chair, and chaired the search in 2006 for a new executive director. She has served on the UUCSR Board of Trustees as secretary to the congregation, taught Sunday school (including the congregation’s Coming of Age program), and contributed to many congregational committees. In addition, Hartman has worked for 10 years on the UU Student Activity Fund Long Island-wide Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Port Washington Children’s Center, a nonprofit day care and after-school program.

Hartman has sung for 12 years with Willow, an interfaith women’s a capella group that originated at UUCSR. She earned her BA at Smith College and her MSW at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is married with two young-adult children.