Karen Pearl President and CEO, God's Love We Deliver

Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God's Love We Deliver, joined the organization in September 2006, bringing with her over 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Since its founding in 1985, God's Love has responded to the urgent need for food and nutrition experienced by people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves – people living with life-altering illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and advanced diabetes.

During her tenure, Karen has expanded the organization's capacity, increasing meal numbers by 60 percent and growing its advocacy program to ensure access to services for those most in need. The number of volunteers has grown to 7,600 and the number of meals cooked and delivered to a new milestone of over 1,085,000 in a single year. God’s Love operates with an annual budget of $10 million, of which almost 70% is raised through private philanthropy. In June 2010, God's Love was the winner of a New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award for Management Excellence.

Prior to joining God's Love, Karen served as the interim President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and as President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County. Before that, Karen was the Executive Director of the Literacy Assistance Center. She also served as the Director of Advisement, Health, and Learning Disabilities at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.