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.