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Karen Hosler-KispertKaren Hosler-Kispert

Karen Hosler Kispert has more than 20 years experience as a nonprofit executive leader and consultant, specializing in small-medium sized human service organizations. Her passion is articulated in her professional mission, “working for social justice through nonprofit excellence.”

Karen has been an enthusiastic proponent of the Standards for Excellence as member and immediate past chair of the statewide Standards Committee, licensed consultant, and peer reviewer. In addition, she led her organization through the accreditation process, which became a catalyst for its growth and overall development.

Karen enjoys serving as interim executive director of nonprofits in transition, finding this a fruitful time for organization development. In addition, Karen has taught leadership and management as adjunct faculty at Eastern University since 2003 and coordinates Eastern’s graduate programs in organizational leadership and nonprofit management. She holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership and master’s degrees in nonprofit management and political science.

Karen is active in her local church, is an elected Inspector of Elections, and is an enthusiastic hiker, pianist, and weight lifter!