Karen L. Bryan

Chief Operations Officer/Acting CFO

Karen worked for the Federal Government for over 40 years and retired from the VASLCHCS as the Administrative Officer for Research in 1995.  During her tenure in Research Service, Karen was a founding member of the Western Institute for Veterans Research (WIVR) in 1989.  Since her retirement, she has continued to serve as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer. 

For over 30 years, Karen has helped to manage steady growth and improvements at WIVR from the ground up. Her years of experience in the VA Research Service are invaluable to WIVR and her institutional knowledge and expertise have helped to drive WIVR’s double-digit revenue growth over the last several years.