Karen Bohmer

Karen Bohmer (formerly Peterson) is a pharmacist and attorney. She is Senior Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for OptumRx, a pharmacy benefit manager. She earned her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa and maintains an active pharmacy license in Illinois. Her law degree is from SUNY at Buffalo, and she is admitted to the bar in New York and Illinois. She served on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Pharmacy Association from 2006-2008 and on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Pharmacy Law from 2013-2018, including a term as President from 2017-2018.

Karen has lived in Wheaton since 2007. Her two sons are recent graduates of Wheaton North. Fletcher Peterson graduated in 2020 and attends Illinois State University, and Holden Peterson graduated in 2022 and will attend University of Southern California. Throughout her sons’ time as students in District 200, she has volunteered in support of their school and school-adjacent activities, including five years as treasurer of Cub Scout Pack 163 at Longfellow and many hours for Wheaton North’s show choir, Flight. She was also a member of Wheaton Drama for several years. Karen is a regular donor to the Student Excellence Foundation and has participated on the Foundation’s Grant Review Committee since 2020.