Chief Executive Officer
Karen “Renna” Van Oot is a dynamic and versatile professional with over 30 years of experience in the development, growth and leadership of government, non for profit and business organizations. She has expertise in nonprofit management with emphasis on strategic planning and organizational restructuring and is knowledgeable in a breadth of nonprofit related issues. She brings a talent for building and maintaining strong business and community relationships.
Renna graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Psychology, and went on to Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for both a Master of Social Service and a Master of Law and Social Policy. Later in her career, she attended Widener Law School (now Delaware Law School) and obtained her Juris Doctor. Renna has served on numerous boards, and currently is on the board of YWCA Delaware.
Renna is passionate about serving the community through nonprofit mission-based work. She also enjoys traveling, music, and learning about other cultures. Renna grew up and worked predominantly in northern Delaware and the metropolitan Philadelphia region, and now resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania.