Karie Minaga-Miya


Senior Risk Consultant

Karie Minaga-Miya is a Senior Risk Consultant for Constellation®. With degrees in both nursing and law, plus more than 30 years in health care and risk management in hospital, clinic and other health care settings, Karie brings a strong combination of expertise to her role. She is also a certified professional in health care risk management (CPHRM); a designation from the American Hospital Association.

Her combined legal, nursing and administrative experience puts her in an ideal position to help policyholders address risk and safety issues, as well as work with them on early intervention to help avoid malpractice claims, and deal with issues around disclosure, error prevention and much more. In addition to being available for our policyholders, Karie helps identify risky practices that repeatedly incur liability, and collaborates on programs that help mitigate those risks.

Prior to Constellation, Karie served as Regional Risk Manager for a large health care system, accountable to lead all the legal, risk, and compliance issues for 550 beds, 30 clinics, and over 200 employed physicians. During the past 34 years, Karie has held administrative and leadership roles in hospital, clinic and academic settings, including academic practice management at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Education & Certifications
  • BS, Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT
  • RN, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
  • MS, Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT
  • JD, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM)