Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven
Responsible for administrative, programmatic and policy direction of the public housing, housing choice voucher program, finance and planning and development activities. She has guided HANH in a journey of personal and professional commitment to the health of families, and views the hosting of MOMS Partnership groups as keeping with their mission and values, including the promotion of housing choice for low-income families, the promotion of individual and family self-sufficiency, and service provision within a measurably cost-effective and efficient manner. Karen is committed to establishing communities that support families through developmentally informed and community-based interventions. Prior to assuming her positions with the Housing Authority and the City of New Haven, she served in positions with the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Yale University Child Study Center. Dr. DuBois-Walton is herself a mother residing in New Haven, and is actively engaged in community service through the Bethel A.M.E. Church, the New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP, and several non-profit boards. In 2011 she was named one of the "100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut" by the CT State Conference of the NAACP. She serves as a Guide Team member on the New Haven MOMS Partnership.