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Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

(352) 392-4574

As executive assistant to the vice president for Government and Community Relations, Karen is responsible for the management of the overall operation of the offices, including locations in Gainesville, FL; Tallahassee, FL; and Washington, DC.  She oversees business processes including human resources, financial transactions, budget development and management, contract management, reporting, travel, payroll, and communications.

Karen joined UF from the Community Foundation of North Central Florida where she served as the program director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. During her tenure, Karen launched what would become one of the Community Foundation’s signature initiatives, The Amazing Give - a 24-hour online giving day that assists local nonprofits in raising essential funds for their operations.