Karen served as President of SPDNA in 2019. She also served as Vice President and events chair for 2018. She managed the 2019 Tour of Homes and was instrumental in increasing the organization’s online presence and streamlining the membership process. Karen is also a graduate of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) Leadership Program and a member of the CONA Transportation Committee. She became a resident of St. Pete in 1977, received an education degree at the downtown campus of USF, and taught in Pinellas County Schools. She also earned two masters’ degrees in education from the same campus. In 2000, Karen returned to New York where she graduated from Michael Bloomberg’s Leadership Academy and became an assistant principal at a Manhattan elementary school. In 2014, she retired and returned to St. Petersburg to live near her daughter and grandson. Karen resides at The Sage Condominiums where she serves as the HOA Secretary and on the Social Committee. Her interest in being a member of the board for SPDNA comes from the experiences being a part of this community has given her and provides her with the opportunity to give back to a city that is such a rich part of her life.