Dr. Kara Pappas
Dr. Kara Pappas was recently appointed as executive director for the McKee Wellness Foundation. Pappas has served as the Foundation’s development and engagement director since October 2021.
Pappas brings 16 years of nonprofit experience in organizations ranging from local to national in scope. Prior to joining the Foundation, Pappas served as Larimer Humane Society’s director of development and community relations and as the organization’s interim CEO.
Pappas holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Colorado State University, Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, and Doctor of Management in Nonprofit Leadership from Colorado Technical University. She is also an instructor of graduate studies on nonprofit management at Colorado State University. Pappas has been recognized among Northern Colorado’s 40 Under Forty and appeared in BizWest’s Notable Women in Nonprofits.