Karen Linehan Mroz
Position:
Board Member
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Ms. Mroz is President of Roscommon Group Associates. She is a consultant specializing in programs for children’s education and women’s entrepreneurship in the Middle East as well as program and organizational development for nonprofit organizations.

As President of the Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) she developed MECI’s programs in the West Bank and established an education program for Syrian refugees and Jordanian under privileged children in Jordan. MECI operated unique comprehensive community development programs that included children's education, women's empowerment, and community development. Prior to MECI, Karen was the founding executive director of Friends of UNRWA-USA, a national non-profit established to raise public awareness of and private funds for over 5 million Palestine refugees under the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). She spent considerable time in camps and UNRWA facilities for Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. 

She served as a program officer with The Goldman Sachs Foundation, the Institute of International Education, and was elected a member and vice chairperson of a public board of education in Massachusetts focusing her efforts on special education initiatives. 

Since 1980, she participated in the creation and development of the EastWest Institute (EWI) with her late husband, John Edwin Mroz, EWI’s co-founder. 

 

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