Karen Hosler Kispert, Ph.D., has more than 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit executive leader and consultant, specializing in small-medium sized human service organizations in times of leadership transition. Her passion is articulated in her professional mission, "working for social justice through nonprofit excellence." Karen has been an enthusiastic proponent of the Standards for Excellence as member and immediate past chair of Pennsylvania's Standards Committee, licensed consultant, and peer reviewer. In addition, she led her own organization through the accreditation process, which became a catalyst for its growth and overall development. Karen has taught leadership and management as adjunct faculty at Eastern University since 2003 and coordinates Eastern's graduate program in organizational leadership. She holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership and master's degrees in nonprofit management and political science. Karen is active in her local church, is an elected Inspector of Elections, and is an enthusiastic hiker, pianist, and weight lifter!