Karen Olivier (B.A. Psych) is the CEO and co-founder of Closer to Home Community Services (1995) in Calgary, AB providing community-based services for children and families for over 30 years. Karen has considerable expertise in program development, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, governance and executive leadership. Karen has served in numerous leadership positions in Alberta, most recently as a Board member for Align, and currently serves as a Board Director and a Peer Review Team Leader of the Teaching Family Association. For the past 10 years, Karen has led the initiative to provide Teaching Family Model dissemination to social service agencies in the United States and New Zealand to support their efforts in implementing this evidence-based best practice model for children, youth and adults.