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The Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame honors elder excellence in the volunteer sector of Broward County.

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Karen Caputo, Hollywood, 74

Karen Caputo has been a resident of Broward County for 42 years. For 21 years, she transported persons with special needs for the Florida Medicaid Program; as well as transported disabled and elder persons for the Broward County TOPS Program. Presently, Karen provides consulting services for transporters of persons with disabilities.

Karen’s volunteer efforts are infinite! For over 20 years, she has been a member of the Broward Emergency Services Council. Presently, Ms. Caputo is Chair of the Review Committee of applicants for the Ambulance and Non-Emergency Transporter Certification; as well as is a member of the Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

In 2015, Ms. Caputo became a member of the Complete Streets Technical Advisory Committee, which develops policy to provide a safe, efficient transportation network that promotes the health and mobility of all residents and visitors by providing high quality multi-modal pedestrian, bicycle, transit and automobile access throughout Broward.

In 2014 Ms. Caputo founded, and is currently the Director of Friends of Hollywood Florida, Inc., a non-profit organization planned to raise awareness of the significance of our natural lands, and advocates for restoration and protection of our natural heritage to promote smart growth for our communities.

Karen Caputo is an educated and devoted volunteer and role model for humanity. For her long time service to the residents of Broward County, she merits election to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.