Karen E. Howard

Karen E. Howard currently serves as the executive director for the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools, a position held since 2002. Howard was the executive director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) from 2002 through 2011, managing the only national organization of licensed naturopathic doctors and their public policy agenda. Howard has spent more than 25 years working with Congress, state legislatures, and healthcare provider organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs for public and private organizations. She has also served in a variety of executive positions and worked as a national lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Her policy experience is in mental health, managed care, integrative medicine, and natural medicine.