Welcome Jubilee’s New Executive Director

Dear Jubilee Friends & Supporters,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce that Kari Whitacre is joining Jubilee Women’s Center as our new Executive Director.

Kari, who recently relocated to Seattle from Corvallis, OR, brings with her over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and marketing. For the past 9 years, she has served as the Executive Director of a non-profit social service agency dedicated to addressing the root cause of homelessness and poverty. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Kari has served on several boards and committees focused on breaking down system barriers for marginalized populations.

Kari holds a BS in Communications from Southern Oregon State University, is a 2008 graduate of the Ford Foundation Leadership Program, and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Corvallis. She is also the proud mother to three daughters.

We’re all excited to have found such an excellent candidate with a wealth of relevant experience, and we look forward to welcoming her on March 16. Special thanks to Clover Search Works and our Search Committee, which included staff and board members, who supported the search and hiring process. We’re also grateful for Molly Hancock, who served as Interim Executive Director to ensure a smooth transition.

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and extended community of support for the women of Jubilee. Our mission to support women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time is as strong as ever.


Paul Neutz, Jubilee Board President

A Note from Kari

Dear Jubilee Community.

I’m excited and honored to join Jubilee Women’s Center as the new Executive Director.

Impassioned by the life changing impact of transformational programs, I believe deeply in Jubilee’s mission of “rebuilding lives, one extraordinary woman at a time.” I look forward to discovering the program’s many successes and sharing them with the Jubilee community.

So much incredible work has already been done by Jubilee’s board, staff, volunteers, and community partners. I’m eager to contribute my background and experience to continue to build on this good work and learn from you all.

Over the next few months I plan to be a student of Jubilee, learning more about its strengths and opportunities so we can continue the great work of supporting women to build a stable and fulfilling future.

Thank you for welcoming me aboard!


Kari Whitacre

Executive Director, Jubilee Women’s Center

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