2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Karen Sheean

2023 INA Business Speaker - Karen Sheean

Karen Sheean is the Chief HR Officer for Atria Senior Living, overseeing human resources for the company’s 400+ communities across the U.S. and Canada. In this role, Karen focuses on the experience, engagement and culture of Atria employees. She provides senior HR counsel and oversees HR operations, including recruitment, employee development, and total rewards.

Prior to her current role at Atria which she assumed in 2021, Karen served as the Chief People Officer for Holiday Retirement, where she led similar functions and pioneered their employee engagement program, earning four consecutive years of Great Place to Work certification. Before finding her home in the senior living industry, Karen spent 16 years with KinderCare Learning Centers (now KinderCare Education) serving in roles ranging from center operations, learning and development, and the Vice President of Corporate Operations.

Karen describes herself as an optimistic life long learner with a passion for teaching, travel, music, online shopping, and spending quality time with her husband of 23 years and her aspiring film director son.

Check out the Speaker Feature with Karen!

Building a Recruiting Roadmap that will Get Results

Learn how to build a recruiting roadmap that not only fills open positions, but also focuses on engagement and retention. In this workshop we will cover plan creation, job postings, the candidate experience, referral programs, and engagement best practices.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe