Karen Meulendyke primarily develops and implements Structured Decision Making® systems to support child welfare and adult protective service agencies. Prior to this, she researched, analyzed, and implemented children’s long-term care policy and procedures as a policy analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Karen has a master’s of social work from Colorado State University, with a primary focus in research and program evaluation. She has more than 10 years of experience in training and program coordination within nonprofit and public agencies. Karen is passionate about using research and collaboration to reduce inequity and disparity in social systems, policy, and practice.