Karen joined Special Friends Foundation in March of 2021 as the Executive Director. She has extensive experience in developing and overseeing group homes, day programs, and rehabilitative programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism as well as rare syndromes and traumatic brain injuries. Karen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from York College of PA, her Master's Degree in Human Services Administration from Springfield College in Wilmington, DE and her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. Karen grew up in Delaware County, PA and currently lives in West Chester, PA.
Nick joined Special Friends as a consultant in January of 2021 and was hired as the full time Director of Residential Services in March of 2021. He has 10 years of experience in developing and managing residential programs throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Nick joined Special Friends because he was impressed to be a part of a family run organization that places its focus on quality of life for the individuals. Nick earned his Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Temple University and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work he is interested in traveling, live music, and the outdoors.