CLEVELAND, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2023) – OrphanWise Inc., a charitable organization that equips adult caregivers to work with children who have experienced trauma, today announced the promotion of Karen Uhlhorn to Director of Operations.

Uhlhorn has served as Marketing & Communications Director for OrphanWise since the organization’s inception in 2019. Prior to her work at OrphanWise, Uhlhorn was a communications specialist at Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management, one of Orlando’s leading communications firms, and an English education volunteer in Peace Corps Colombia. 

“I’ve had the privilege of seeing OrphanWise go from an idea to a thriving startup with an annual impact of tens of thousands of kids,” Uhlhorn said, “I’m deeply grateful for the guidance and trust this team has provided me over the years. The need for our work is as great as ever, and I’m so excited to have an even greater role in bringing trauma-informed care to the parents and caregivers who need it the most.”

As director of operations, Uhlhorn will plan and monitor the day-to-day running of OrphanWise, work with the founder and board to set organizational goals, manage relationships with external partners, and oversee donor relations.  

About OrphanWise:

Utilizing proven interventions, OrphanWise brings hope and healing to children who have experienced adversity by equipping their caregivers with trauma-informed training and resources. Since its inception in 2019, OrphanWise has equipped hundreds of adults and has impacted thousands of children. Graduates of its courses include adoptive and foster parents, biological families seeking reunification, children’s home staff, teachers, social workers, churches, after-school program staff, and law enforcement officers. OrphanWise’s vision is to be the trusted connector of organizations and builder of communities in which each caregiver in a child’s life understands and responds to the symptoms of trauma in a way that promotes healing and wholeness.

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