Karen Hewitt, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022

Jess Deyo
Columbus CEO
Karen Hewitt, Associate Director, Leadership Columbus

Karen Hewitt

Associate Director, Leadership Columbus

Community: Zora’s House, member; Columbus Commission on Black Girls Columbus, non-voting alternate; LGBTQ+ Roundtable, board member; Buckeye Flame, board member; Afrocentric Personal Development Workshop Committee; Speaking Queerly Podcast. Karen also created the Ohio REST Collective for the community to have access to tools and resources so we can regulate our individual and collective nervous systems.

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Idea: I would want to create a support hub for human service members. Future 50 participants would volunteer their services so that if there was an immediate need that the nonprofit or service provider had, they could request support. We would get the categories that support is most needed from a survey which we would give to the Human Service Chamber to distribute. This would be a place of respite and reprieve and a “support hotline” project.

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