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Karen Martin Hopkins

cytologist , educator , Human resources professional

Karen Martin Hopkins, American cytologist, educator, human resources professional.


Hopkins, Karen Martin was born on August 29, 1945 in Summerville, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of McLeod Sanchez and Leonell (Knight) Martin.


Certified in cytology, Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1966. Bachelor of Science, University Texas Medical Center, 1989. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1992.


Instructor cytology Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1966-1967. Cytologist, supervisor Medical Laboratory Services, Dallas, 1968-1970. Cytologist International Clinical Laboratories, 1971-1974.

Senior cytologist Dallas Pathology Associates, 1974-1987. Research fellow University Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, 1989-1990. Training and development coordinator Olympus Corporation, 1991-1993.

Instructor, management and staff development Children's Medical Center Dallas, 1993-1995. Director organization support & client services M3 The Healthcare Learning Company, Irving, 1995-1998. Director training for international CRW, Inc., Dallas, 1998-1999.

Director organization and performance consulting Performance Solutions, Inc., 1999—2001. Independent consultant, 2001—2002. Owner consultant service The Hopkins Group, LLC, since 2003.

Consultant Texas Medical Association, Austin, 1990. Member adjunct faculty University Texas at Dallas.


  • Member editorial board Journal Allied Health. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Board directors Thelma Boston Home for Handicapped Foster Children, Dallas, 1980-1982. Vice president, program chair Carrollton (Texas)-Farmers Branch Association for Gifted and Talented, 1982-1990. President, vice president, projects chair Children's Foundation of Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, 1971-1989.

Neighborhood chair United Way, Dallas., 1989-1990. Member American Society for Training and Development (co-chair program committee 1994, vice president 1995, president-elect 1995, president 1997, board directors 1998-1999), American College Healthcare Executives, American Society Healthcare, Education and Training (editorial board, 25th anniversary committee 1994-1995), American Society Healthcare Risk Management (certified), Texas Society Cytology, Beta Sigma Phi (president 1975, 87, vice president 1974, treasurer 1990, Woman of Year 1978, 87), Society Human Resource Management, Alpha Eta.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sailing, bicycling.


Married Douglas James Hopkins, February 12, 1966. Children: Douglas Joel, Elizabeth April, Jonathan Martin.

McLeod Sanchez Martin

Leonell (Knight) Martin

Douglas James Hopkins

Douglas Joel Hopkins

Elizabeth April Hopkins

Jonathan Martin Hopkins