The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares), a Ridgefield-based nonprofit organization with a mission to improve patients’ lives and strengthen communities, named Karen Iannella president last week.  Iannella, a Brookfield native, will lead community-driven programs that aim improve access to healthcare and enhance STEM education with a focus on the underserved.

Iannella has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry in areas including marketing, business development, patient advocacy and professional relations.