Karen Foley

The unique perspective of a trauma therapist and LGBTQ+ advocate uniquely positioned Karen Foley to observe deficiencies in the opportunities and degree of support available to members of the LGBTQ+ community in Lancaster. Fueled by her tenacious and empathetic spirit, Karen stepped forward to address the problem, find solutions, and begin filling the gap by founding Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, where she now holds the position of Executive Director. Through the efforts of Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, her heart and vision for the marginalized is being realized, resulting in services being provided which facilitate education, promote health and wellbeing, cultivate connection and a sense of belonging, and support the youth and seniors within the Lancaster LGBTQ+ community.

In addition to her work at Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, Karen continues to lead people toward greater health and wellbeing by providing compassionate and skilled care as a therapist and yoga instructor.