Karen O’Brien is Business Assistant at MITH. Before joining MITH, she worked at the Food and Drug Administration for 37 years until she recently retired. As an FDA Director, Division of Budget and Resource Management, Center for Biologics, Evaluation, and Research, she was responsible for formulating proposed out-year budget submissions and then executing appropriated funds received each fiscal year. She holds a M.S.B from John’s Hopkins University and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.