Karen J. Alexander has 20+ years of experience planning and implementing human service, public transit, and aging in place programs. In 2013, she joined the Voorhees Transportation Center as a Senior Research Project Manager and Managing Director of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program, NJTIP @ Rutgers. NJTIP provides mobility training to 1,000+ older adults and people with disabilities annually. She is Co-Principal Investigator for “Understanding the Mobility Needs for an Aging New Jersey Population,” a 2020-2021 study for NJ Department of Transportation, an instructor and course developer for the National Transit Institute, and led the 2017 Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan update for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Ms. Alexander currently serves as Vice-Chair of the New Jersey State Rehabilitation Council, and participates in statewide efforts focused on increasing mobility for people with disability and older adults, including the NJ Council on Access and Mobility and the NJ Council of Special Transportation. Ms. Alexander received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.