Karin McBride, M.A.
Foundation Operations Manager
Karin’s passion for service was ignited by her social worker parents, who taught her about the complexities of the human experience and her responsibility for making the world a better, safer, and more just place for everyone, including vulnerable and marginalized individuals. Working at Denver Health Foundation enables her to combine the lessons of her formative years with the skills honed in her career to support Denver Health’s mission and its role as an anchor institution within the community.
Karin has worked in healthcare, nonprofit, government, political, university, corporate and volunteer settings within the United States and internationally. Her background includes national and global prescription opioid misuse, abuse and diversion surveillance research as well as large-scale prevention research projects for state and federal agencies. Karin also designed, developed and implemented a comprehensive multi-level, multi-lingual poll worker training program in California’s fourth-largest voting jurisdiction, where she was responsible for compliance with state and federal laws governing the conduct of elections. She was an English tutor to working professionals in Spain, served as a Peace Corps volunteer, worked in healthcare claims management, taught speech and intercultural communication to undergraduate students, and was a campaign manager and an advisor for two Colorado State House races.
Karin earned a bachelor of science in political science and a master of arts in interpersonal and public communication from Central Michigan University.