Meet Our New Executive Director!

karen_headshotPlease join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Karen Schrantz. We are thrilled that she has joined us during this exciting time of growth at Safe Crossings Foundation!

Karen comes to us with nearly twenty years of experience in the private and public sectors as a mediator, facilitator, educator, and executive director. Karen’s passion is to unite vision, energy and enthusiasm in bringing partners together to advance Safe Crossings Foundation’s mission.

She received a BA in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton, a teaching degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas, a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a specialty certificate from the UW’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute.

Karen was drawn to the work of Safe Crossings Foundation because of its compelling service mission, established reputation, and vision for growth. She has a passion for transforming family and community relationships. Karen continues to be inspired by the capacity of education and support services to heal hearts and restore joy, honor loss and celebrate life.

Away from work, Karen enjoys running, yoga, horseback riding, and spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, son and dogs.

If she hasn’t yet had a chance to meet or chat with with you, Karen would love the opportunity! Please feel free to reach out to say hello to her at or 206.652.4723.