Karen began her involvement with Embrace first as a volunteer and then as a board member. She retired from Henrico County schools as a school social worker and currently is teaching English as a Second Language to adults. Her career has included teaching on the elementary and university levels and inner city work in Newark, New Jersey. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Ohio State University. She and her late husband, Bill, began a Stephen Ministry program in their church. Karen continues with this ministry today. Karen believes strongly in Embrace’s philosophy of empowering people.
“As a retired social worker, I support Embrace because the way they approach the complex problems in our community offers long term solutions.”