Karen Drescher

Karen Drescher moved to Ashland in 1974 to obtain a degree in nursing from Southern Oregon College, now Southern Oregon University. In 1976 she started her career as an RN at Rogue Valley Medical Center, now Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. In 1980 she moved to Los Angeles to work at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in the Emergency Department. In 1991 Karen returned to Ashland so her children could start grade school. Karen worked full time as a registered nurse for twenty years and then decided that she needed a more flexible schedule to care for her two children. Karen became a Realtor with Gateway Real Estate in 1993 and continues to work there today.  Karen lives in Ashland with her husband, Allen. Karen’s love of Ashland community and her desire to help Asante Ashland Community Hospital succeed is the reason that she joined the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation Board