Dr. Karen Rigamonti improves cultures.

As a culture development specialist, Dr. Karen’s dream is to spread collaborative compassion within care organizations and communities and contribute to the creation of a global movement dedicated to the improvement of the life of children and adults with special needs including disabilities.

She is a certified professional co-active coach, organizational relationships systems coach, certified coach master toolkit coach, and a leadership facilitator at Johns Hopkins International.

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Meet Dr. Karen

Bringing humanity back to healthcare.

Healthy cultures translate to people-centered care. In a setting such as this, patients and families are more compliant and health outcomes improve.


Dr. Karen Rigamonti resides in Baltimore, Maryland having recently returned from living for more than 5 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

She has 3 adult children, one of whom has significant disabilities, including autism, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities, and has spent over 30 years working with and advocating for children with special needs and their families in healthcare, the schools, and in the community. She is also the proud grandmother of 2 young creative and spirited grandchildren.

Dr. Karen provides professional co-active executive, relationship, and medical coaching; conducts research on caregiver burden; and consults for John Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI), where she is working on developing a safety culture project to help high risk areas of harm such as ICUs, ORs, and Emergency Rooms to ensure psychological safety.


  • MD
  • MBA
  • MPH
  • CPPC
  • ACC
  • MCI
  • Birkman Consultant
  • Culture Survey Certified
  • Certified in The Leadership Circle Profile (360 Assessment)
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation