Development Staff

Development Staff

The Development staff work to help bring awareness about the services and on-going efforts that Family Service does within the community. The Development staff is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising efforts, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, program funding and development, community outreach and special events.

Karla Stricker

Karla Stricker is the Director of Development for Family Service. Karla’s first passion and education background is in the Culinary Arts, and she has managed many restaurants over her culinary career.

In 2004, Karla’s focus changed and she started a career in the Healthcare Industry at EBMS and was with the company for 14 years, working in various positions from Eligibility Specialist, Quality Assurance, Internal Audit, and Billing Finance Specialist.  Karla specializes in time management and multitasking efforts.

Karla is active in the Billings area as a part of the NOVA Center for Performing Arts as a local opera/vocal performer on the stage of Albert Bair Theatre and NOVA.  Karla also currently serves on the Board of Directors for NOVA.

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I believe I can make a difference through just being kind to others. – Karla Stricker