Karen Lattea

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Photo: Brandon Hook / Sojourners

Karen Lattea joined the Sojourners staff as an Editorial Assistant in 1983, and served as Managing Editor, Executive Editor, and Chief Administrative Officer prior to her current position as VP/Chief Human Resources Officer. She focuses on staff hiring and retention, benefits administration, and the work of the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen holds a B.S. in Community Leadership and Development from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and between graduating and beginning work at Sojourners, she worked as a community organizer in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area has been home to Karen since birth. She was raised United Methodist and was a member of Sojourners Community for 12 years. Outside of work, Karen stays well-informed with radio news during her commute and enjoys following the local music scene, visiting breweries, and figuring out who did it in a good mystery novel.

Posts By This Author

A Walk Through Time

by Karen Lattea 12-01-1992

History was made in the movements for civil rights, feminism, and inner-city organizing while I was growing up in the 1960s.

Death and Danger

by Karen Lattea 08-01-1992

Lou Reed once said of his live performances: "It's really like going to a concert."

Hope for the Wary Heart

by Karen Lattea 06-01-1992

Gerald G. May rekindles hope in wary hearts

Years of Shared Wisdom

by Karen Lattea 04-01-1992

Our community spiritual director

Heroes for the Road

by Karen Lattea 01-01-1992

New frontier songs for the new year

The Rhythm of Bonnie's Blues

by Karen Lattea 08-01-1991

Bonnie Raitt's new offering tips her hand

Ending the Stigma and the Silence

by Karen Lattea 07-01-1991

What's in (publishing) a name?