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Karen M. Carpenter Palumbo

Karen M. Carpenter Palumbo is President and CEO of Vanderheyden, Inc., a multi-service organization serving over 500 individuals and families each day in 50 locations throughout the Capital Region. Prior to accepting the position at Vanderheyden, Karen served as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Ms. Carpenter Palumbo has served more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors, appointed by four Governors, and has expertise in the areas of health, mental health, substance abuse, disability-related issues and managed care.