MBS Wisconsin

Karen Timberlake

Karen Timberlake

Karen Timberlake

Principal
Phone: 608-257-3059
Email Karen

Karen Timberlake

Principal
Phone: 608-257-3059
Email Karen

As a senior member of Michael Best Strategies,Karen works with clients who are pursuing shared value business development strategies. She guides strategy development and facilitates relationships between business, government, and non-profit organizations to advance initiatives that benefit
businesses and produce positive results for employees, customers, and communities.

Karen also supports collaborative initiatives in healthcare transformation, concentrating on population health improvement. She has exceptional experience in healthcare delivery and payment innovation, as well as healthy community investment and development.

Karen is a collaborative leader and a trusted advisor of executive leaders in healthcare,community development, philanthropy, non-profits, and associations, as well as elected leaders at the state and local government level. She facilitates board development and organizational strategy sessions and cross-sector coalitions, and is frequently asked to speak at public and private events. She is known as a relationship builder, an excellent communicator, a person of high integrity, and someone who can work across the political spectrum, across industries, and up and down in organizations in order to achieve results.

Before joining Michael Best Strategies, Karen was the director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and an associate professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She previously served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and as director of the Office of State Employment Relations.


Professional Activities
  • Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, ThedaCare, 2012 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, United Way of Dane County, 2012 – present
  • Chair, Vision Council, United Way of Dane County, 2016 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Network of Public Health Institutes, 2012-2016
Honors & Recognitions
  • Health Law Attorney of the Year, Health Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Woman of Distinction, Wisconsin Women in Government, 2010
  • Wasserstein Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2008
Education
  • Harvard Law School (J.D.), cum laude, 1995
  • Indiana University Bloomington (B.A.), 1989

Affiliated with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

MichaelBest.com

Michael Best Strategies LLC is affiliated with and owned in part by the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not constitute or otherwise create an attorney-client relationship with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Additionally, Michael Best Strategies LLC cannot and will not provide any legal services. If during the course of your representation by Michael Best Strategies LLC it becomes apparent that your interests will be furthered by the provision of legal services, you may at your discretion choose to enter into an attorney-client relationship with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. However, your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not require you to use Michael Best & Friedrich LLP for any such legal services.