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Kristin Keen Joins Expert Panel Addressing Nonprofit Board Management September 16th.

Kristin Keen
Kristin Keen runs a great nonprofit. We are excited she will be joining our nonprofit panel to discuss the care and feeding of nonprofit boards! Attendees will also hear from Kelly Altosino-Sastre of KAS Consulting as well as Ju’Coby Pittman, CEO/President, Clara White Mission, and Kevin Monahan, Area Director, FSBDC at UNF. 

Kristin lived and worked for five years in Kolkata, India where she encountered the life-stealing effects of the area’s sex trade on a daily basis. Kristin helped co-found a business that could offer these women a safe haven. 

Today, Sari Bari is a thriving business that employs more than 120 people in Kolkota who create beautiful handmade blankets and other products from traditional fabrics. Upon her return to Jacksonville, Kristin felt called to fight the sex trade on a local level, and Rethreaded was born. Beginning by forming relationships with women on the street and making prison visits, she knew the biggest need was for a safe, supportive work environment where these women could earn money while learning a skill and experiencing continued healing through community.  

Since Rethreaded’s start in 2012 Rethreaded has helped 20 women locally and provided over 10,000 hours of work to women in Jacksonville.  In 2012 Rethreaded was the overall winner of One Spark. 

 In 2015 Kristin was awarded the “40 under 40” up and coming business leaders in Jacksonville and was chosen as one of Girls Inc. “Women of Vision” awards. When she’s not at Rethreaded, Kristin is usually biking, doing yoga, or eating at some of Jacksonville’s best local restaurants.

To register for the FSBDC at UNF Nonprofit Conference click HERE.

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