Karen Frenier, RN

Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Chief Nurse Executive


Karen Frenier, RN

Karen Frenier oversees all aspects of human resource operations for Orlando Health. These areas include team member recruitment, compensation and benefits, education and training, organizational development, HR information systems, team member relations, and team member engagement. As chief nurse executive, she is responsible for corporate nursing and patient-care services for the organization.

A former nurse, Karen has held numerous leadership positions at Orlando Health, most recently as vice president/chief human resources officer. Previously, she served as president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, president of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and vice president of operations at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC).

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern University, Lakeland, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a member of the Seminole State College Foundation board. She has served as the American Lung Association Asthma Walk chairperson for Orlando Health and as chairperson for Orlando Health ORMC’s annual Heart Walk campaign.

Throughout her career, Karen has received numerous distinctions, and in 2015 was named Business Executive of the Year Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal.