Staff

Caren Forsten

Caren Forsten

Executive Director

As the fifth executive director in the organization’s more than 80-year history, Caren brings extensive leadership experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, most recently serving as director of marketing with Verizon. She has a demonstrated history of success in improving client service experiences through relationship building, meaningful communications, and high-performing, cross-functional teams. This experience is invaluable to her role at POB, leading our efforts to increase partnerships and community awareness of our work.

Caren earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland, College Park. She is actively involved in her community through nonprofit organizations such as ALIVE! (Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically) and the Junior League of Washington.