May 19, 2017
Karen Johnston, Executive Director of Tasks Unlimi
Providing long-term employment/housing/mental health services for people with mental illness

Karen Johnston, Executive Director: As the executive director of Tasks Unlimited, Karen Johnston brings over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has served as program director and director of residential services for Hecla Inc., and as director of administration for the Initiative Foundation. Prior to coming to Tasks Unlimited, Karen was deputy director and later CEO for PORT in Brainerd, MN, providing residential services and other resources for at-risk teens. Karen has been the executive director of Tasks Unlimited since 2009, overseeing a $10 million organization providing long-term employment, housing, and mental health services for people with serious and persistent mental illness.