Kara L. Witalis, MHA


Areas of Speciality: Provider-side governance redesign and improvement, strategic planning and implementation, organizational process and change management facilitation.

Education + Credentials:

Master of Science, Health Care Administration

Trinity University, San Antonio

Advanced Training in Leadership and Change Management

Boston College

Bachelor of Science, Business Management

University of Colorado, Boulder


Kara has over 20 years of experience as a national healthcare consultant specializing in provider-side governance redesign and improvement, hospital/health system/medical group strategic planning and implementation, organizational process and change management facilitation, and clinical product-line planning and implementation. She has led multiple successful engagements for academic medical centers, community-based health systems, and large-scale medical groups from across the country.   

In her role at ViaHCC, Kara works with provider organizations to build new and reimagine existing governance and organizational structures; to bring about the right discussions, the right thinking, and the right approach to fulfill the mission within the new era of healthcare.  

Before joining Via Healthcare Consulting, Kara served as a senior consultant for HealthWorks Group LLC, Kensington, California, where she provided strategic and business planning, compensation valuation, and out-of-network dispute litigation services to provider organizations across the nation. Kara has particular national experience in trauma and emergency services regional planning and system design and trauma center development.   

Kara holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University, San Antonio. She has advanced training in leadership and change management from Boston College.

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A little about my personal side

I have a musical family. I play the drums – funk, break-beats, rock. A personal stretch goal is for my family to be able to play Ozzy Osbourne’s Mr. Crowley together.

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