Originally hailing from New York, Karre’s career path began back on the East Coast in special education, where she passionately worked with hard-of-hearing and deaf individuals at the New York School for the Deaf. Karre’s commitment to the behavioral health field would eventually take her across the country to California.
Once in California, Karre delved wholeheartedly into a 13-year commitment with BCRC, where she became intimately familiar with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). At BCRC, the focus was on supporting children and young adults with various diagnoses such as autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, emotional impairment, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Inspired by her experiences and energized to continue her work helping people with special needs, Karre was an integral force in starting BCRC, a then-solely California-based company in Hawaii.
Since 2008, Karre has progressively been responsible for the strategic planning and day-to-day leadership of CBEM’s critical intervention service with an emphasis on prevention and post-crisis follow-up. As the Chief Operating Officer for CBEM, Karre has built and led effective management teams and established solid partnerships with stakeholders from several Regional Centers. Karre is a collaborative leader who believes in people’s voices being heard and recognizes each person’s strengths as incredibly impactful to both the prosperity and sustainability of an organization.
She completed her undergraduate work in Sociology and Special Education at the University of Arizona. She obtained a Master’s in Special Education with a certificate in Vocational Special Education from San Francisco State University. Karre attended the Florida Institute of Technology to further her education in Applied Behavior Analysis and successfully completed all the courses necessary to sit for the BCBA exam through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Karre is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Karre cares deeply and genuinely for the people CBEM serves.