Executive Director, Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Karen has been with the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon since 1995, the founding year. She served as a volunteer, board member and became the first paid staff member in 1997. In 2002 she was named Executive Director. In Karen’s tenure, FCCO has grown from spaying/neutering 1,500 cats per year to helping more than 7,000 cats per year today, and overall FCCO has performed more than 100,000 spay/neuter surgeries. She has grown the community support base to ensure funding for the expanding services and for the new clinic facility, and helped raise more than $12 million dollars with the majority coming from individual donations. Through her leadership FCCO has developed a decades long partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland to address issues that impact cats and local wildlife, and created and launched the original and very popular Catio Tour in 2013. She has more than thirty years of management, development and marketing experience for nonprofit animal organizations.