KAREN NEMSICK is passionate about leading collaborative efforts to create meaningful change in communities. For the past 10 years, she served as the executive director for Rebuilding Together San Francisco, where she was responsible for attracting key corporate sponsors, creating engaging fundraising events, and managing budget and staffing needs for high impact programs. She also served on the boards of directors for Rebuilding Together and Success Centers. Karen holds an M.S. in social work from California State University, Sacramento.
To address the affordable housing crisis that’s been severely exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is working to establish the Alameda County Supportive Housing Community Alliance (CLA), which will provide stable and supportive housing for individuals living with a severe mental illness, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. To support this work, BHCS is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Karen Nemsick to build the CLA into a fully operational, self-sustaining nonprofit institution.