Tabor Services, Inc. Appoints Karen Coleman as President and CEO


May 24, 2021 (Philadelphia, Pa). Tabor Services, Inc. is excited to announce that former Chief Operating Officer Karen Coleman is appointed as the new President and CEO of the 114-year-old family services organization. As an experienced business leader and social welfare advocate, Karen has succeeded Dr. Tinesha Banks in ensuring that the mission of Tabor is sustained.

In addition to having a heart dedicated to assisting children and families, Ms. Coleman possesses executive experience in organizational, policy, business development, strategic planning, and fiscal management. Observing that medical compliance is a significant opportunity in child welfare, Coleman appointed a specialized team dedicated to prioritizing mental and physical medical concerns for children, youth, and families. Her medical model is in the process of being evaluated in consideration of becoming a prototype for other family services organizations.

"During a thorough search process with many qualified candidates, Karen demonstrated leadership and a strong vision for Tabor's future," said Tabor Services Board of Trustees Chair Laura Powers. "The search committee was unanimous in its decision to offer Karen this position and is excited about the support, unity, and strength that she will bring to our organization in this role."

In 2017, Coleman accepted the position of CUA Director for Tabor Community Partners and managed the highly successful CUA Case Management and Prevention Programs. During her time in this position, she created a performance-focused culture and achieved a 22% increase in CUA service quality. In addition, Coleman was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2020 to oversee operational excellence in the organization's efficiency and productivity.

"I am excited to apply my experience and hands-on knowledge of the health care, behavioral, and social services sectors to my role as Chief Executive Officer," said Coleman. "I believe I am uniquely positioned to benefit Tabor through mission-driven innovation."

Coleman holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration from Pennsylvania State College, a Masters of Social Work from Temple University, a Masters of Science in Project Management from Drexel University. She is currently a Doctor of Healthcare Management candidate from Virginia University of Lynchburg.

About Tabor

Tabor Services, Inc. (Tabor) is a non-profit family of organizations that provides critical social support services to children, youth, and families throughout Pennsylvania. Tabor began as an orphanage for children in 1907. Our programs include Foster Care, Adoptions, Supervised Independent Living, CUA Case Management, and Mentoring. 57 East Armat Street 19144, 215-842-4800