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Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services Board of Directors Hires New Executive Director for the Program




Karen Lampert, Executive Director of Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services

Dear Friends, 

We are delighted to officially introduce and welcome our new Executive Director, Karen Lampert.

BACKGROUND Ms Lampert brings to Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services over 18 years of nonprofit leadership, grant management, program management, and volunteer development. Karen recently relocated back to Tennessee after living and working in the Inland Empire area of Southern California for six years with her husband Craig, a high school science teacher.  During her time in California, she worked as an Administrative Service Analyst for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Program Officer for the Community Foundation, and an Executive Director for the Highland Branch of the YMCA of the East Valley.  Prior to leaving for California in 2010, Ms. Lampert was actively involved in the Rutherford County community for over 20 years.  During her tenure in Rutherford County she served as a Membership Development Manager for Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council (now GS of Middle TN), Interim Executive Director and Operations Manager for Read To Succeed and Coordinator with CADCOR, as well as being involved in AAUW and League of Women Voters.

FUTURE WITH DVP & SAS  “I am very excited to be a part of this amazing and strong organization that has served the community for 30 years.”  Ms. Lampert credits the strength of the staff and volunteers “who are very knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated” to the on-going success of the program which was started in 1983.   “The foundation of community support, staff, volunteers and the board has paved the way for me to step into this new leadership role of service and advocacy in sustaining our mission of Protecting Victims, Preventing Violence, and Empowering Survivors.“ For now Ms. Lampert’s attention is on sustaining the strong foundation of critical services that the Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services brings to Rutherford County. Her focus is on mission advancement and collaboration, as well as ensuring relevant, effective, sustainable and quality client services and programs are available.  “I am looking forward to the ongoing development to adapt to new challenges and growth opportunities for the organization.”

1467251_10153993620665179_1107797180_n“As staff, we are so excited about the direction of DVP & SAS through Karen’s leadership,” Kara Mischke notes, our Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator. “She is not only deeply passionate about our cause, but has the skills and experience needed to lead the organization forward in terms of our future, strengths, and areas for improvement.” 


Please feel free to reach out to Ms Karen Lampert with any questions or words of welcoming!