Karen Kell Hartman is a social work manager 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. She also provides psychosocial services to cancer patients and families as part of an interdisciplinary team at one of the hospital’s outpatient centers.

Harman 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 2006 executive director search. During her time at UUCSR she has served on the 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 since 2002 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.

Since 2000 Hartman has sung with Willow, an interfaith women’s acapella 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 wonderful adult children, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.