STARability Foundation CEO selected for Leadership Collier™

Karen Govern, STARability Foundation CEO, has been selected as a member of Leadership Collier Class of 2021.

Leadership Collier was formed by the Greater Naples Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The Chamber believes knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Consequently, the primary objective of Leadership Collier is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today.

Govern joined STARability Foundation in 2016 as its Executive Director. Since then, she has led the organization to triple its number of programs and participants and greatly expand its community outreach.

She has been a resident of Collier County since 2009. Govern holds an MBA in Public Administration from John Jay College and a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Boston University.

ABOUT STARability Foundation
The STARability Foundation exists to Support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing life-transforming opportunities that emphasize Teamwork and connection to the community to build Awareness and Respect for their individual abilities. A professional staff and more than 100 volunteers deliver a full calendar of engaging, innovative and creative programs to ensure that participants can live their best lives. For more information about the Naples nonprofit and its programs, go to or

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