Karen Scussel has been associated with Child Advocates for over seventeen years and has advocated for 15 children. She has been a member of the Board of Directors, including Board Secretary and member of the Executive Committee, Interim Director of Volunteer Services, Interim Director of Programs and Education Advocacy Supervisor. Karen became the Executive Director for the agency in October 2012.
Karen started her association with Child Advocates as a CASA volunteer while working for the private sector. She was one of the original members of the Santa Clara County Middle School Education Court committee, and received the San Jose Junior League Volunteerism at its Best award in 2013. In 2014, Karen was named one of the 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal.
Prior to joining Child Advocates, Karen had over 25 years of human resources management and executive experience at Hewlett Packard Company and Agilent Technologies. She has managed large, complex global programs and has developed management and employee development programs, including mentoring and coaching programs. Karen holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Finance & Operations
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Director of Programs
Case Assessment Program Associate
Case Assessment Program Supervisor
Case Assessment Program
|Julie Fulmer McKellar
Director of Volunteer Services
Director of Community Development
(Fundraising, Marketing & Recruiting)
Community Development Manager
(Special Events, Corporate Sponsorships)
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator