The Healing Place

Get to Know: Karyn Hascal

Get to Know: Karyn Hascal

Karyn Hascal is President of The Healing Place. She has been with The Healing Place for seven years. She came to The Healing Place as Vice President for Mission Advancement in 2009 and became President in 2012. Karyn is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).

Are you from Louisville? If not, how did you end up here?
I am originally from northeastern Ohio. I came to Kentucky because it was warmer!

Why did you want to work in recovery?
I discovered early in my career that I was passionate about helping those who were still suffering from the disease of addiction. As my career went on, I was able to work in situations that allowed me to look at large systems and create new opportunities for folks to access services.

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is seeing men and women success. It’s fun to watch the dramatic change in people over time.

What is your least favorite part of the job?
I really don't mind any parts of the job but I do get frustrated sometimes with the bureaucracies that we have to live in!

How has The Healing Place made a difference in your life?
The Healing Place has given me the constant affirmation that change is possible and hope is available. The positive energy of The Healing Place is transformative and impacts me every day.