Karen Schub Epstein spent 12 years in the private sector, starting her career in public accounting at Ernst and Young. She then joined Interpublic where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, financial analysis, human resources, systems implementations, business development and strategy.
In 2005, Karen transitioned to the nonprofit world. She spent the next 10 years at the Growth Philanthropy Network, an organization focused on building a capital marketplace for high performing organizations that serve at-risk populations. Her work there focused on evaluation, program design, strategy and operations. Since 2015, she has been consulting with a broad range of clients and was the Interim Executive Director at Change for Kids in 2018. Currently, she serves on the Boards of Change for Kids and Youth Action YouthBuild.
Karen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in accounting and psychology, and graduated from the Executive MBA program at Columbia University with honors.