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Nonprofit Partnerships: Opening our Doors to New Possibilities
September 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Women in Development Mercer County’s first Signature Program this season is an inspiring presentation about creating a shared enterprise with another organization.
Learn the answers to some important questions. How do you get started? What does it look like? How does it strengthen the larger community? Can it be a one time event?
Leading the discussion:
Karen Andrade-Mims, Executive Director
UIH Family Partners
Karen Andrade-Mims is currently Executive Director at UIH Family Partners in Trenton, NJ. At the helm of New Jersey’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to child welfare, her vision of strengthening families by strengthening fathers is realized through programs that support and empower men. Under her leadership, UIH Family Partners has been the recipient of numerous community awards, proclamations, and commendations. Karen has a comprehensive background that includes administration, supervision, training, technical assistance, program implementation, and compliance monitoring. Prior to the executive position at UIH Family Partners, she served on the UIH Family Partners Board of Directors as Vice President. She has held leadership roles at both Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCA-NJ) as Deputy Director and Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area (PPAMA) as Director of Community Services.
Besides over 25 years of work experience in the social services field, Karen serves on the on the Boards of the NJ Center for Non Profits, and Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, on the Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women, and she co-Chairs the Non Profit Executive Council Of MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she does additional volunteer work through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and in the music ministry at her church, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ.
Ms. Andrade-Mims, a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society, is a 2007 Leadership New Jersey Fellow who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. She was nominated in 2009 by the Child Welfare League of America to participate in the Civic Sector Leadership Fellows Program sponsored by Notre Dame University and the National Assembly of the Human Services. Karen was awarded 2012 Woman of the Year by Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc. In 2013, she received the Lifetime Achievement Community Spirit Award from Princeton Human Services Commission and Volunteer of the Month from the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. She is one of the Princeton YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women honorees and a 2015 winner of Smart CEO’s BRAVA award. Karen is the proud mother of an adult daughter, Bethany, who is a Social Worker at NJ Department of Children and Families.