BIO: Karen Torges
Karen Torges (aka “KT”) has served as the Chairman of the Cancer Alliance of Texas for the past two years, completing her term in December 2015. She has over thirty-eight years of strategic and hands on experience in non-profit management, strategic planning and implementation, relationships and collaborations management, which includes a 35 year career with American Cancer Society, High Plains Division, based in Austin, Texas. She’s been a member of CAT since it was first established nearly 20 years ago!
She has and continues to work extensively with volunteer groups at the national, state and local level on multiple cancer control and public health issues including the American College of Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, Texas Cancer Registry, One Voice Texas, Texas Public Health Coalition, and VisionWorks for Camp Discovery.
Karen is currently the Client Relations Manager for Texas and Oklahoma with Community Health Charities, a federation of over 2000 health charities nationwide. Their mission is to improve the lives of those affected by a disability of chronic disease by uniting caring donors in the workplace with our nation’s most trusted charities.
“It’s been my pleasure serving as Chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas for the past two years. This is a wonderful volunteer network of committed cancer control health professionals, survivors, advocates, agencies and organizations that work to decrease the burden of cancer on Texans.”