Karen Key has held roles in local, regional and national nonprofit human services organizations, including six years at the national level with AARP, where she led initiatives aimed at the civic engagement of older Americans.
Karen has studied the cognitive dimensions of how individuals and groups learn and change, how humans make meaning of communications, and how trauma and traumatic stress impact the brain's executive function. She has worked on the application of cognitive science in a variety of human services settings.
Jill serves as President and CEO of LeadingAge Maryland. For more than ten years, Schumann served as President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) and worked with many organizations engaged in trauma-informed care. She has consulted with a wide range of organizations across the country including, among others the areas of: governance and board development; strategic planning; organizational development; community health needs assessments; and living out organizational values.
Schumann currently serves on the boards of directors of the National Human Services Assembly, and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.. For the ninth year in a row in 2011, she was named by the NonProfit Times one of the top 50 leaders of power and influence in the United States. She holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary's University and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Valparaiso University and Concordia University Chicago.