Vice President of Program Operations
Karina Kidder, Vice President of Program Operations, joined Jumpstart in 2003 and has over 18 years of experience in the non-profit sector leading and motivating teams working toward creating social change. As Vice President of Program Operations, Karina is responsible for overseeing program implementation across the organization, strategic growth efforts, and managing the systems and infrastructure for future growth. She is also responsible for overseeing the national operations and business technology departments. Karina is deeply passionate about equal access to high quality education. Prior to Jumpstart, Karina worked for a Los Angeles based non-profit, Los Angeles Team Mentoring, running after-school programs for middle school students in the LA Unified School District. She has been with Jumpstart for over fifteen years and has held numerous positions over her tenure, ranging from working directly with members in the field as a site manager to Executive Director for Jumpstart Chicago to Vice President of Program Operations. Karina has been dedicated to supporting the implementation of Jumpstart programs across the country and has supported organizational growth activities, helping to expand current programs and bringing new partnerships to the Jumpstart network. Karina earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a MBA from Ohio University. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and her faithful canine companion.