Karen Howard, J.D.

Board Member

Karen Howard is a Senior Policy Director at the Alliance for Early Success where she leads a portfolio of state and national Alliance partnerships and investments focused on home visiting, child welfare, family economic stability and racial equity policies for young children and their families. Prior to joining the Alliance for Early Success, Ms. Howard worked as the Vice President of Early Childhood Policy at First Focus on Children, where she led the organization’s work in cross-cutting policy initiatives that impact the early health, development and well-being of children, with specific emphasis on children at risk. With more than 20 years of experience in the legal, policy and advocacy arenas, Ms. Howard has served as the Director of Policy for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a leading evidence-based home visiting program, and as legislative counsel in the office of Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) where she focused on health and education policy. Earlier in her career, Ms. Howard served as Deputy Attorney General in the Colorado Office of Attorney General.