Kara Wilkins is a solutions-focused communications and community engagement strategist, with an extensive background in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She has over a decade of experience working with diverse communities to create innovative solutions to improve health and human equity.

Before joining Asset Funders Network, Kara worked at the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, where she honed her skills in communications, outreach, public policy, development, and advocacy/government relations.

As the director of Bank On Arkansas+, Kara will guide the efforts of BOA+ that includes engaging financial institutions to design accounts that meet Bank On National Standards; securing commitments from stakeholders willing to conduct outreach efforts and offer asset-building services in partnership with BOA+; and coordinating all communications and marketing efforts.