Karen Wagener joined the LAFD Foundation in 2010. Prior to that, she was President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation for nine years. Her commitment to public safety took root during the six years she worked for Mayor Richard J. Riordan as Executive Director of the city’s Volunteer Bureau. Other professional experience includes the UCLA Alumni Association, Peace Corps, and SearchCom, an executive search firm.
Diana Soukounian has been on foundation staff since 2012. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she graduated from California State University, Northridge. Diana has served as a volunteer at an LAUSD elementary school and was an intern for LAPD’s Media Relations Section.