With Linda Skaflen retiring from her role as Executive Director, Kari Easterly will be taking her place!
Kari graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology. Post college, she immediately started working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and has worked in MN, IL, and South Dakota prior to coming to Colorado in 1997. She started working at the Arc of Adams County in 2000 as an Adult Advocate and moved into the role of Assistant Executive Director in 2021. As an Adult Advocate, she provided individual advocacy, worked closely with stakeholder groups regarding systemic advocacy, developed training to community members regarding disability awareness, and screened all adult advocacy requests. As the Assistant Executive Director, she provided oversight of the individual advocacy program, provided leadership to staff in their advocacy efforts, provided leadership regarding systemic advocacy provided by the advocacy team, and focused on the agency’s community education and training goals. When asked what she loves most about working at the Arc of Adams County, she says it is without a doubt the Board’s and staff’s commitment to providing quality individual advocacy supports.
We are grateful for and excited for Kari's leadership as Executive Director! Congratulations, Kari!