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Karen Stegman brought over sixteen years of experience in nonprofit leadership, resource development, and program management, including expertise in donor relations, grant writing, project design, education and training, and strategic communications. She offered in-depth knowledge of foundation, corporate and government donors, especially pertaining to international development and global health, and played a leadership role in implementation of programs that promote social and economic justice in both international and domestic arenas. A commitment to bringing together diverse perspectives for greater global good is a hallmark of her work.
Stegman provided strategic guidance in donor relations and proposal development for bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as foundations and corporations, in support of equitable access to health care for women and families around the globe, forming collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of public and private sector entities. She is a skilled writer and editor of marketing and grant proposal documents. Throughout her tenure at IntraHealth, Stegman played instrumental leadership roles in securing and deepening partnerships with key foundation and corporate clients and honing the organization’s capacity to grow and diversify its donor base. As a senior leader within the organization, she contributed to strategic planning, program design, and setting and monitoring progress towards organizational goals.
Prior to joining IntraHealth, Stegman worked with children and families living in public housing and low-income communities in Orange County, North Carolina, connecting them with an array of health, education, and social support programs and resources, forging strong partnerships with schools, nonprofits, local governments, and other key stakeholder, to bolster the range and quality of offerings. Stegman has skills in nonprofit management, program design, donor relations, partnership development, and capacity building across a range of applied settings and brings a dedication to equity, access, and social justice. She has an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in English and secondary education from Boston University.