Karen Chassin

Director of Communications and Public Affairs


Karen Chassin is responsible for developing, monitoring and managing communications, marketing, advocacy and public affairs strategies for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg in its role as a leading galvanizer of population health improvements.

Karen most recently served as Director of Communications for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, one of the country’s leading community foundations and an innovator in economic development and community philanthropy in metropolitan Detroit and the surrounding region. Prior to that she served as Director of Communications and head of publications at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. She holds a B.A. from Miami University and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto.