Karlene had been a long-time CBP client and volunteer herself from as early as 2005 before joining CBP’s Business Finance Center in April 2012, and is presently the Director of the program.
Karlene has a background in healthcare, finance, new startup development, strategic planning, and management. Prior to her work at CBP, she owned a medical billing and transcription company, a staffing firm, and a janitorial partnership. She has been an Adjunct Professor for Prince George’s Community College Workforce Development program for 10+ years. Karlene is also a bestselling author and speaker and is considered a foremost expert on Alternative Business Financing.
Karlene currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her family. She is passionate about special needs families and mental health awareness. She loves music, especially reggae, R&B and gospel. She also enjoys reading various types of books, writing, crocheting, gardening, and cooking. Karlene is originally from sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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