Karen Wayne is a Medical Practitioner, with Diplomas in Geriatric Medicine and Integrative (Complementary) Medicine, and has worked in General Practice and Aged Care for over three 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 been a Doctor working at the Royal Freemasons’ Homes of Victoria for 33 years.

Other past and current voluntary community involvements include Board Member of the King David School, and of Temple Beth Israel, tutoring underprivileged children, volunteer work for the Australian Medical Association, and 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 wonderful daughters, two delightful sons-in-law and two sweet granddaughters. Her other interests include reading, travel, and fitness.