Karen Wayne AM is a Medical Practitioner, with Diplomas in Geriatric Medicine and Integrative (Complementary) Medicine. She has worked in General Practice and Aged Care for nearly four decades 

An Emmy Monash Aged Care Board Member since 2002, and a Life Member since 2013, Karen has worked on aged care panels in two divisions of General Practice and has participated in a government expert advisory group regarding public sector residential aged care. 

Karen’s other voluntary community involvements, past and current, include Board Member of the King David School and Temple Beth Israel, tutoring underprivileged children, volunteer peer support work for the Australian Medical Association, member of Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee, Dunera Association committee member, mentor at Pathways Melbourne and a supporter of the Performing Arts in Victoria. 

She was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List for services to the community in Victoria. 

Karen is married to Victor, they have two daughters and sons-in-law and four grandchildren. Her other interests include reading, travel, fitness, theatre and music.