As a member of the Hudson League since 1981, Karen is currently the immediate past president and chair of Advocacy. She chaired the committee that brought concurrence on the charter school position and has facilitated Great Decisions, the Foreign Policy Association’s program of discussion of our foreign policy, for their local League at Laurel Lake Retirement Center since 1982. Having worked as Director of the Catholic Commission, one of the five offices for justice education and advocacy for Cleveland Catholic Charities, Karen understands many of the issues. She has a BA in Math/Economics from Brown University; MA in Religious Studies from John Carroll University; MA Experimental Psychology and PhD Social Psychology from Case Western University. Her work experience has included educator from elementary through college levels (adjunct in both religious studies and psychology for over 15 years), author, youth minister, pastoral minister, and director of social justice. She is also a volunteer lobbyist.