Karen Zfaty

Board member - Interim President
2014 to 2017

Karen Zfaty grew up mostly in Southern California in a large, close family. During college, she worked for a Literacy Program in Brazil for six months. She earned a BA in Linguistics and an MA in Semitic Languages, married, had a son, Isaac, and when she found herself alone with him, while she worked at UCI in IT and Grants Administration, did an MBA in MIS to better support her little family. Since 1988 she has worked for PARS, a Newport Beach Pension Administration firm where she manages a CRM Database. Karen shares her home in Irvine with two pugs, spends most of her free time with her granddaughter Charlotte and her father Ray, sings in St. Mary’s Choir in Laguna Beach, enjoys traveling abroad with her good friend Jeff Clark, and tries to fit in a long weekly bike ride to train for the 2015 AIDS LifeCycle – to celebrate her 65th birthday. Karen served for five years on the ACTION AIDS CareTeam Network Board, then joined the MenAlive board for five years, two of them as President. She returned to the board in 2014 after a year’s leave – and is thrilled to be back helping with IT, Silent Auctions, and Patron Services.