Kareen is sole-proprietor and operator of KARE Accounting Services. She has two designations with the Knowledge Bureau as a Master Financial Advisor in Succession and Estate Planning and as a Distinguished Financial Advisor Tax Services Specialist. She has worked with Renfrew and Area Seniors’ Home Support Inc. and Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program Inc. in their finance departments for several years.

Since January 2009, she has been a caregiver and advocate for her brother who is an ABI survivor following a motor vehicle accident. She has been working towards obtaining appropriate housing and services to achieve a better quality of life for him as he still resides in hospital. She is currently acting as the vice-chair for our TBI Working Group and seeking to obtain appropriate housing and services for people living with an ABI.

Kareen’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with an ABI including their family and caregivers. She believes she can assist Brain Injury Canada with her professional experience in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and also her experience with working with two local community support service agencies. Her personal experience with ABI as a caregiver and advocate will also be of benefit to assisting Brain Injury Canada as they move forward.