Dr. Karen Pilgrim is the Member Country Representative for Guyana on the Caribbean RADO. She has held that post since 2015 and was elected to the post of RADO Executive Committee Member in 2016 until the present time.
Dr. Pilgrim spent the last of her primary school years and all of high school in Jamaica, where she became involved in sports. She was best at Athletics and represented her school at the National Championships.
After high school, she obtained a Guyana government scholarship to study Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. She graduated in 1985 with a BS in Animal & Poultry Science and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
She became involved in sport in Guyana when her son started to swim in 2001. She served on the executive of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association from 2003 to 2014, first as the Secretary, then as a Vice-President. She has been a Vice-President of the Guyana Olympic Association since 2008 and has functioned as Chef de Mission at several Commonwealth and Olympic Youth Games and at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
She has been Doping Control Officer since 2009; gaining much experience in both In-Competition and Out-of-Competition testing; especially during international cricket competitions.
In 2016, Dr. Pilgrim was given a National Award (Arrow of Achievement) for her contribution to sport in Guyana.