Dr. Holbrook, the regional chancellor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, brings a wealth of expertise, including a longstanding connection with the Sarasota-Manatee community.
(August 2, 2023) All Star Children’s Foundation has welcomed Karen A. Holbrook, PhD., to its board of directors. Dr. Holbrook is the regional chancellor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus (USFSM). A noted scientist, administrator, corporate director and strategic planner, Dr. Holbrook brings a wealth of expertise, including a longstanding connection with the Sarasota-Manatee community.
Graci McGillicuddy, chair of the board, said: “Dr Holbrook brings an exceptional level of knowledge, skill and experience to the Board of All Star that will significantly enhance our ability to transform the foster care system through innovation, science and compassion. I am so deeply grateful to her for her commitment to our most vulnerable children and their families.”
Dr. Holbrook served as president of the Ohio State University from 2002-2007 and has served in leadership positions at the University of Georgia (provost and academic vice president), the University of Florida (vice president for research and dean of the graduate school), and the University of Washington School of Medicine (associate dean for research and professor of biological structure and medicine). Before serving in her current position as regional chancellor at USFSM, Dr. Holbrook was the executive vice president and senior advisor to the interim regional chancellor at USFSM. She also spent a year as the interim president for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
About All Star Children’s Foundation
All Star Children’s Foundation is building brighter futures for children in foster care through innovation, science, and compassion. ASCF works to better the experience for children living in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions and support, focusing on addressing childhood trauma and breaking intergenerational cycles of abuse. These services not only help children cope with the trauma they have experienced but strengthen and build supportive, safe, and healing relationships with the adults in their lives. A core element of All Star’s mission is to develop models that can be implemented by foster care systems around the state and country. All Star’s campus, located at 3300 17th Street in Sarasota, FL, is a nurturing community consisting of a 13,000sf clinical treatment center, six family foster homes, and inspirational green spaces featuring a playground, gardens, and a clubhouse. This project has been partially funded under an agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families. Visit www.allstarchildren.org.