Karen Osborn : Founder

Karen’s first trip to Malawi, Africa was in 2008. While working with the kids, and teaching them new sports, she saw an immediate growth in confidence and empowerment through the week and soon recognized her desire to find a way to continue encouraging kids through active play. Kusewera was created out of that passion. The Kusewera Village project in Malawi remains her current focus.

Karen is also the Director for the Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited Los Angeles office, providing sports, fitness and lifestyle models for various projects.  She handles the day to day operations of the LA office along with securing and negotiating print, commercial and Influencer collaborations for her team to fulfill.

Growing up, she was a 3-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She has continued her love for being active and staying fit by enjoying a variety of activities such as Yoga Sculpt, OrangeTheory workouts and weekend hikes!

Karen believes in women empowerment, lifting each other up, and making sure she has strong, confident, loyal and compassionate women around her. A favorite saying – Make sure you know who is in your boat. Are they rowing with you, or in the back poking holes? See below for just a few of the amazing people in Karen’s “boat” with her on this journey.

We are blessed to have a great U.S. team of female officers and board members, along with other key volunteers that help guide the operations, efficiency and vision of Kusewera.
 
OFFICERS and BOARD
KAREN OSBORN : Founder, CEO/Director 
TERI SMITH : Secretary, Kusewera Bookkeeper
MARGIE TURNER : Chief Financial Officer
SHERRI SAUM : Board Member
JENNIFER PARSONS : Board Member
TROI BARNUM : Board Member
BETHANY COFFEE : Board Member
ANNE STEWART : Board Member
 
MALEK ADEL, Esq. : Legal Advisor
CHRISTINA GARVIN : Publicity/PR/Media
Christina@sundaripr.com 
 
OTHER KEY VOLUNTEERS AND ADVISORS : 
 
BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE : Paul Osborn, Nick Anderson, Delonte Gholston, Nicky Estrada (Education)
 
FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE : Teri Smith, Paul Osborn, Nick Anderson
 
SPECIAL TASK COMMITTEE (Key volunteers that help keep Kusewera going strong!) : Taylor Horton (Ambassador), Nicky Estrada, Molly Weiss, Jade Smith, Rachel Jensen, Bryan Geli, Stephen Makasu (Ambassador), Victor Kamwendo, Bernard Kanjoma, Robert Smaller 
 
Malawi Board   
 
CELEBRITY & ATHLETE AMBASSADORS & SUPPORTERS (Past & Present) :
Sherri Saum, Kamar de los Reyes, Jason George,  Reggie Lee, Wes HortonNathan Fillion,
Giancarlo StantonTenley MolzahnErik Spoelstra, Cary BrothersGary Lightbody
    
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