Kara joined the Walsh team after nearly 11 years in non-profit management bringing experience in operations, human resources, information technology, and facilities management. Kara has an undergraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from The Pennsylvania State University and worked for several years in the hospitality industry before moving in to the non-profit world. That experience has shown Kara that good customer service is the back bone of every industry. Kara also has a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management, with a concentration in Project Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Kara’s most recent position as Director of Administrative Services with a statewide non-profit allowed her to manage several large scale facility projects, including a $1 million HVAC upgrade as well as several process improvement projects including the search for an enterprise document management system, restarting a statewide task force of administrative support staff, and the relocation of three offices from site selection to the build out and staff move. Kara was able to use her hospitality management skills as well by helping to plan and execute several events while with the organization including a rededication of the headquarters and participation in several charity coat distributions statewide.
Outside of work, Kara enjoys reading and cooking with her family and spends many hours on the sidelines of sports fields cheering on her kids and their teams.