Karen Keating Ansara

Karen is Co-founder and Chair of the Steering Committee of NEID. She and her husband Jim make grants to end global poverty and promote global health in Haiti via the Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation. In 2010 Karen co-founded the Haiti Fund with the Boston Foundation; the fund  has transitioned into the Haiti Development Institute (HDI). Karen serves as an advisor to the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti; on the Board of Directors of HDI, MCE Social Capital, and the Millennium Campus Network; on the Board of Corporators of Wheelock College, the Leadership Council of Oxfam America, and the Steering Committee of the Opportunity Collaboration. A graduate of Wellesley College and Andover Newton Theological School, Karen worked in reproductive rights and parish ministry in an earlier life. She and Jim, founder of Build Health International, have four young adult children and live in Essex, MA and Boston’s Back Bay.

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