Karen Davila joined Jupiter Health, Inc. as General Counsel and a member of the executive team in June 2018. She advises on all legal and regulatory aspects of Jupiter Health’s operations, including transactions, compliance, risk management, medical staff-related issues, quality/patient safety, and litigation.
Karen graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Economics. She earned a juris doctorate from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and a Masters in Business Administration from Case Western University in Cleveland. She is a frequent speaker on various health care topics and former adjunct professor at University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Jupiter Health, Karen served as Senior Associate General Counsel for Walmart Inc., providing regulatory compliance advice on its health and wellness related products and services, on behalf of its 4,800 pharmacies, 3,300 vision centers, and primary care clinics throughout the United States. Additionally, Karen represented the company with respect to FDA, DEA, pharmacy board and other regulatory agency matters.
Karen has previously served as executive and General Counsel for several other hospitals/health systems, including Mercy Health Partners (OH), Wuesthoff Health System (FL), and Rush-Copley Medical Center (IL). In these roles, Karen served as strategic advisor and business partner, advising on complex health care law issues and strategy. Her scope of responsibility included the oversight of compliance, audit, transactions, physician practice acquisitions/divestitures, litigation, risk management, risk financing, and various labor and employment issues. During these years, Karen also served in other executive capacities, including as President/CEO of a physician-hospital organization and Vice President of Strategic Planning/Business Development.
Karen honed her legal and business acumen at the boutique health care law and international consulting firm of Murer Consultants in Joliet, Illinois. There she provided regulatory analysis and advice on compliance, reimbursement, and operations for a myriad of health care systems throughout the U.S. and consulted on health care policy issues with various governmental and quasi-governmental organizations internationally.