Karen Dillon Gifford, Board of Director President

Karen Dillon Gifford joined the North Marin Community Services Board of Directors in June 2016. Her involvement with North Marin Community Services started as a youth by visiting the Novato Youth Center for activities, and gathering donations for the Human Needs Center. She started volunteering with North Marin Community Services over 8 years ago providing her marketing expertise, then joined the Marketing and Fundraising committee over 7 years ago.

Born and raised in Novato, Karen holds a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of San Francisco. With a passion for marketing and technology, she has spent her career in online and digital marketing, and online market research. Karen currently works for UserZoom, a UX research software company. She leads Novato’s Indian Valley 4-H Club, mentors teens, and also teaches sewing to the youth members. Her hobbies include sewing, hiking, and traveling. On a free day you might find Karen at the beach with her family and dog, Douglas.