Cara serves as Water.org's Human Resources Director. She comes to Water.org with fourteen years of human resources experience, most recently with Black & Veatch, where she served as an HR leader for a business division focused on U.S. government programs. In this capacity, she worked as a member of the senior leadership team to shape overall objectives and to develop HR policies and approaches to ensure business success. Cara possesses deep experience both in developing existing teams and in recruiting new team members. In particular, she has distinguished herself by designing and integrating talent management programs – those that help develop strong individuals and teams – both for the present and for the future. Her experience extends from compensation and benefits to performance management, business strategy, and starting up and managing new teams and locations overseas. She is experienced working across cultures and borders, having relocated to and led the development of entire business units in both Palestine and Kuwait. She is a graduate (BS Management) of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Commitment to Water.org
As I considered my next professional position, a key selection factor was that I'd have the opportunity to align my personal values, and leverage my experience in support of a mission that supports humankind. I was drawn to Water.org because of its core mission to transform lives with safe water and sanitation solutions and because of the impact on women, girls, and their communities. I am humbled and inspired by those we serve, and look forward to participating in realizing the vision to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.