Kara Walsh, ABOC

Provider Relations Supervisor

Kara came on board with VBA as a Provider Relations Coordinator in March of 2016, and began her role as Provider Relations Supervisor in August. She has been in the optical industry since 2011, and is an ABO Certified Optician. Kara has a strong passion for the industry and makes a point to stay current on new lens technology and fashion. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, with a Communications focus, from Clarion University.

As the Provider Relations Supervisor, Kara is responsible for coordinating, training and providing ongoing support for participating providers. She also oversees and supports the Provider Relations department, manages medically necessary authorization requests and develops relationships with leading industry labs and providers.

Kara grew up just north of Pittsburgh and currently resides in the south hills of Pittsburgh with her husband, sons, and wheaten terrier, Annie. As an active member of her community, Kara serves on her community’s recreation board. She also loves to travel and enjoys the theater.