Karen Searles, Vice President, AbilityOne Programs

Karen Searles

Vice President, AbilityOne Programs

Karen Searles is the Vice President, AbilityOne Programs at SourceAmerica. In this role, Searles will oversee all AbilityOne Program-related functions such as regulatory, oversight, and monitoring; the NPA Recommendation Process; Procurement List management; and our working relationship with the U.S. AbilityOne Commission.

Searles has held roles of increasing responsibility since she joined SourceAmerica in 2003, most recently serving as Senior Director, AbilityOne Programs. During her tenure, she’s played a key role in developing a matrixed organizational approach to delivering on our Cooperative Agreement responsibilities and ensuring our continued compliance with required deliverables. Additionally, she’s worked with leaders across the organization to drive positive ratings on our Cooperative Agreement performance metrics.

Previous roles have included Director, Cooperative Agreement, and Senior Quality Manager. As a Senior Quality Manager, she provided quality, process and technical assistance and training to SourceAmerica network nonprofit agencies and federal customers, and also worked to resolve issues, improve performance, and build relationships.

Searles has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama.