Karl has served over 20 years in administrative roles within various acute and post-acute settings. Karl has worked in the for-profit side of the post-acute industry both as an employee and as an employer. For the last 6 years, he has worked in the non-profit hospice industry providing leadership for Hospice of Acadiana, Palliative Medicine of Acadiana, Acadiana Center for Loss and Transition, and the Hospice of Acadiana Foundation in Lafayette, Louisiana.
While in Lafayette Karl conceptualized new service lines that allow for vertical opportunities including Palliative Medicine of Acadiana, the first community-based and clinic-based palliative program in the state of Louisiana that delivers patient-centric, multidisciplinary care to those with a heightened symptom burden. He is considered a subject matter expert in the areas of end-of-life care and serious illness. He has served on national and state (Louisiana) advisory committees and has spoken numerous times to college-level students about bioethics and end-of-life care.