Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries
Karen Wood is Executive Director of Diakon Community Services, which a range of community-based services in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania—senior community centers, Meals on Wheels, PrimeTime Health, APPRISE, Diakon Living & Learning After 50 and Diakon Volunteers Serving Seniors, which operates primarily in Berks and Schuylkill counties—and Pike County, Pennsylvania, where Diakon Community Services has contracted by the county Office on Aging to manage the APPRISE insurance-counseling program.
Ms. Wood has held a variety of positions during her 25 years with Diakon and its predecessor organizations, most notably with APPRISE, having grown the program from a part-time service to current operations employing four staff members serving Medicare beneficiaries in two counties. In Schuylkill County, she serves on the boards of the Pottsville Business Association, Majestic Theater and Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, Inc.
Before joining Diakon, Ms. Wood owned and operated her own consulting business, working with independent insurance agencies in northern New Jersey; before that, she worked as a sales representative for an insurance-software company.
She can be reached at (570) 624-3027.