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Karen Bentley

Vice President of Community Outreach and Engagement
Karen Bentley is Vice President of Outreach and Engagement for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, overseeing the Senior Community Executives and Community Operations Team. Bentley joined Cardinal Innovations in 2018 as a consultant, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry including roles at Novant Health, where she led community relations efforts and the Novant Health Medical Group community medicine service line. 

Bentley has held several leadership positions in the healthcare sector over the course of three decades, and was most recently the Founder and CEO of Bentley Consulting Group, LLC, a firm specializing in Stakeholder Engagement/Reputation Repair, Government Relations, and Executive Coaching.  

Bentley also has served as a Mecklenburg County commissioner for nine years and was involved with the transition of the county behavioral health services to MeckLink, and then to Cardinal Innovations. She began her first involvement in public life as an advocate for neighborhood schools, followed by dedicating eight years to representing 200,000 constituents in north Mecklenburg on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. 

Bentley holds a Masters of Healthcare Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree in Management and Finance from the University of Montana. She has served on numerous boards of directors for non-profit organizations including the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She currently serves as Chair of the Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority Board of Directors. 

Bentley enjoys running, hiking, water sports and playing piano. She and her husband of 30 years have two married adult daughters, two amazing sons-in-law and, one very special grandchild, Hayley Rose.
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