| Karen Dotson, MHSA, has been appointed Executive Director of AIDS Network. AIDS Network
provides support, education and HIV prevention services for 13 counties in south central
Wisconsin. In November 2007, the Board of Directors of AIDS Network began a nationwide
search for a new Executive Director, culminating in the selection of Ms. Dotson.
“Karen has demonstrated a strong capacity to lead AIDS Network, strengthening our
commitment to the communities we serve and enhancing our ability to support the programs
that we provide in our thirteen county region” says Larry Palm, President of the Board of Directors.
Dotson is currently an Objective Reviewer on various Committees for the United States
Department of Health and Human Services and an Adjunct Professor at Springfield College and
Upper Iowa University. She teaches under-graduate and graduate courses in Organizational
Transformation and Program Evaluation. In addition, Ms. Dotson provides local and national
consultation services for organizations and foundations that require technical assistance.
She previously served as the Deputy Director of Programs at the AIDS Resource of Center
Wisconsin (ARCW). In that position, Dotson provided leadership and management oversight for
the social service, health care, prevention, education and training efforts of ARCW.
Additionally, she was responsible for the agency’s housing and volunteer program operations.