Dr. Karen Stallings, DA was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. As a young person, she was always interested in politics, civil rights, and community service. Her nickname in high school was Angela Davis, as she longed to turn the world upside down, challenging racism, and being part of a generation that would work toward creating a more equal and fair society. Her role models were Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan and her own mother, Constance Rowley, who taught her the worth and value of being an African American young lady who could do anything she set her heart and mind out to do.
Dr. K graduated from high school, and attended Lincoln University, located in Lincoln Pennsylvania. She continued in her quest of serving others as she graduated with a degree in sociology. She received her Masters in Social Social Science from Bryn Mawr College and a Doctorate of Arts In Marriage and Family Therapy Studies from Eastern University located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Upon graduating, college, Karen began her 25 plus career of working with young people and their families. Karen has been the director of a psychiatric Children’s program, a child protective services worker in Pennyslvania, and a director of a locked juvenile facility for adolescent girls in Delaware. Currently, she is a school social worker, where for the past 18 years; she has worked at an alternative high school and middle school in Salem New Jersey.
Karen’s proudest moments and her greatest blessings came when God blessed her to become a mother. She is the proud mother of two children, Donametria 23, and Daniel, 17. She has been married to her best friend for the past 26 years, Rev. Donald Stallings, who is her rock and the wind beneath her wings. She is a member of several professional and community organizations including the National Association Of Social Workers, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Karen strives to live by her favorite scripture: John 5:6
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been in that state a long time, He said unto him, "Wilt thou be made whole?"
And a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter".