Karen Aliabadi

Karen Aliabadi

Chief Human Resource Strategist, Delta Dental of Washington

Karen Aliabadi is the Chief Human Resources Strategist at Delta Dental of Washington. As an expert in organizational strategy, Karen leads collaborative enterprise initiatives to shape the workforce to meet business priorities. Karen is a Human Resources executive who is passionate about providing companies with the perfect balance of human capital expertise and business acumen. She joined Delta Dental in 2015 after working in Human Resources for many industry-respected companies, including Fisher Communications and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. With over 20 years of industry experience and strategic insight, she has a solid understanding of people dynamics and builds strong talent management capabilities. Directly prior to starting at DDWA, Karen was the President and owner of the consulting firm, Passio, where she helped clients make sustainable performance improvements through culture.

Karen is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute. Karen holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Training and Development and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from Southern Illinois University. She also completed the Master of Sustainable Business Practices program at Green Mountain College, attaining her MBA while serving as the Vice President of Corporate HR at Fisher Communications.

(D-10) Employer-and Community-based Solutions to Employee Commute Challenges

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Many hospitals and other health care organizations face commute-specific business challenges or regulatory pressures that necessitate changes to employee commuting and parking programs. While health care organizations often struggle with evolving commute programs, successfully addressing commute challenges can result in decreased operations costs, improved employee attraction and retention, achieved sustainability goals, and improved patient access. […]

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