It is with a great sadness and fond appreciation that the Board of Directors announces Karen White’s departure as President and CEO of Advocates for Children, effective March 9, 2018, for a new opportunity in the for-profit sector.

“It has been a privilege to serve the organization for over 10 years, initially as a volunteer and later as personnel. I have been given many opportunities for growth and advancement, and I am grateful for the agency’s investment in my professional development. More importantly, being a part of the daily lives of our children and making every effort to improve their circumstances has brought me immense joy” states White.

Since assuming the role of President and CEO in 2016, Karen has had many accomplishments, including developing internal controls, building an effective team and strengthening the organization’s finances. She has played a critical role in the continued development and success of the organization. While she and her inspiring leadership will be missed by the Board and organization, we wish her the best of luck.

A search will be conducted to find a new Advocates for Children President and CEO. During this transition period, it is the Board’s priority to find the best individual to lead Advocates, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization for its employees and the community.

“The Board of Directors cannot thank Karen enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation she has given Advocates for Children over the past 10 years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board members and community partners alike,” said board chair Tina Hudson. “The Board looks forward to following the success of her career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Advocates for Children as we continue in our mission to strengthen our community of families by offering safety, comfort and hope to children and preventing child abuse in all its forms.”

About Advocates for Children: Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse in all its forms. Through state and nationally recognized programs, Advocates works to create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. A strong base of support allows our team to respond readily to those who need our help in Bartow County, and surrounding North Georgia areas.