Q Center’s Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers are pleased to announce the newest addition to our talented team, Karen Petersen!  Karen will be serving as Development Director at Q Center.

In Karen’s 12+ years of fundraising, she’s done it all – from gift processing to serving as Director of Annual Giving for Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, one of the largest Planned Parenthood affiliates in the United States. Most recently, Karen served as Development Director for Bradley Angle, the west coast’s first domestic violence shelter. Before becoming a staff member, Karen chaired Bradley Angle’s Board of Directors for two years.

“I’m very honored to have been asked to join Q Center’s team as Development Director. This is an exciting time for the LGBTQ community, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.  Q Center serves the community’s everyday needs, and I’m looking forward to helping to raise money to support those needs.”

Karen holds a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government, and loves bringing together groups of fun, passionate, smart people to successfully collaborate in making our community the kind of place we all want it to be. When not fundraising, Karen enjoys bad movies, good books, and anything that’s chocolate. To reach Karen by email, please click HERE. Karen is on Facebook as well so look her up!