MedShare is excited to announce that Karen Flayhart has joined the organization as our new Northeast Regional Director. Karen will be based in the New York area and will provide overall leadership for the Northeast Region — working directly with MedShare’s Northeast Regional Council and development team to develop and maximize fund development strategies.
Karen is a results-driven development and marketing professional who is deeply passionate about ensuring that mission-driven organizations secure the resources and leadership needed to transform their communities. She has more than 20 years of experience achieving and exceeding revenue and fundraising goals for a wide range of nonprofits, including social service agencies, cultural arts organizations, and professional associations — most recently as Director of Development for Opera Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. In this role she devised and implemented development strategies that secured over $4 million annually in individual, corporate, government and foundation gifts. She also managed the organization’s Annual Gala, launched new events, and recruited and engaged board and development committee members.
Karen attended American University in Washington, DC, where she earned a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and was a Dean’s Scholar.
Please join us in welcoming Karen to the MedShare family!