Karen Green, Board of Directors
Karen Green has spent 20 years in philanthropy most recently as vice president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Karen also served as Managing Director of Family Foundation Services at the Council on Foundations as well as Director of their Governing Boards Program, which provided foundation board members and CEOs with resources on foundation governance and oversight.
Green also served as President of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. She led the foundation from anonymity to a known and respected community presence; drafted administrative, governance and grantmaking policies; and, under the guidance of the board, granted $1.5 million annually to support organizations improving the quality and delivery of healthcare in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Earlier in her career, Green served as associate director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, managing $9 million in annual grants to increase access to justice for low-income people in that state. Prior to her involvement in philanthropy, she directed refugee resettlement efforts in Singapore and Indonesia to bring Vietnamese boat people to the U.S., and directed business advisory services for the U.S.-China Business Council. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a M. P. A. from Harvard University.