Kara Groen, MA, MT-BC

Leisure Service Team Leader, Bartels Retirement Community

More about Kara Groen, MA, MT-BC

Kara Mills Groen, MA, MT-BC currently serves a team leader at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly, IA. She oversees music therapy and leisure programming for residents and works closely with chaplaincy on end of life care. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and her Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the team at Bartels, Groen served as the clinical instructor and supervisor at Wartburg College and worked as clinician in the hospice setting. Passionate about service, Groen has served as MWR-AMTA SAAB Advisor, Secretary, and President, regional delegate and alternate delegate to the Assembly and Membership Representative. She currently serves as the MWR representative to the AMTA Disaster Response Task Force.