Woods College Faculty

Karen Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Master of Healthcare Administration Program


A senior health care executive with extensive experience in health care policy and operations. Special interest in healthcare financing, delivery system operations, and quality improvement.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, Chief Operating Officer
  • Steward Health Care Network, Senior Director for Quality and Operations
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Director
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Administrative Director for Ophthalmology
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (Atrius Health) Administrator for Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Health and Hospitals
  • City of Boston, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Program Development Executive Office of Human Services 
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Assistant Director for the Office of Health Policy