Kara D. Kelley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Kara is a Dental HR Consultant who loves sharing her knowledge of the business side of dentistry. She is the founder and CEO of Clinical HR LLC, an education and consulting firm for dental and medical practices. Kara focuses on cultivating leadership skills, managing employee relations, and implementing competitive total rewards systems. She also works with practices to develop employee policies and establishing compliant HR systems.

Kara started her consulting career in 2012 at a Dental CPA Firm in Central Texas. She worked with dental and medical practices, focusing on business development and human resources advisory to helped practice owners become practice leaders. Kara helped her clients set strategic goals, develop and implement employee policies and total compensation. She also drafted business plans and helped clients understand how the non-financial side of a practice can impact their bottom line.

Kara holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from HRCI. Kara is an active Member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association, and has a Veterans at Work certificate. She stays current on federal and state employment regulations through extensive continuing education.