Robert W. Kuckuck

I have just completed a cardiac rehabilitation program that was highly successful and which greatly exceeded my expectations. In addition to accomplishing all of the physical fitness milestones that were intended, the program was educational, motivating and fun. This was clearly due entirely to its exceptional leader, Karen Owoc.

Karen not only designs and leads the program, she “partners” with participants in carrying it out, physically leading the warmups herself, personally monitoring and regulating each person’s workouts, and discussing and counseling individual progress. She is very knowledgable and instills confidence. Karen creates an atmosphere that motivates participants to want to succeed, and to enjoy doing so.

Reason for rehab program: age 78, two heart stents.

Profession: retired physicist. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Director (retired), National Nuclear Security Administration, Principal Deputy Administrator (retired), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Deputy Director (retired).