Communications & Marketing Director
Karen Joy Fletcher has over 20 years of experience in Medicare training, education and advocacy and has served with CHA since 2004. She is the primary researcher, writer and editor of CHA’s website content, including CHA’s California Medicare newsletter and blog. She also develops and revises key educational materials, spearheads CHA’s social media and chairs the Senior Medicare Patrol Media Team and SMP superheroes skit team.
Previously she as served as a community health advocate with the Alameda County Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program providing Medicare rights and benefits training to professionals and beneficiaries in Northern California.
In addition to her work in Medicare advocacy, Karen teaches Earthgym and Qigong at schools, conferences, festivals and retreat centers around the country and co-leads Qigong & Wilderness retreat trips in China. She’s also an avid backpacker, traveler and loves adventuring in the forests, mountains and river valleys with her family.
Karen has her Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology and Chinese from Bates College in Maine.