Board Member

Gina Karst

Gina has been the Executive Director of Safe Harbor, a women’s shelter in Aberdeen, South Dakota, since December 2009. Gina is passionate about advocacy, education, and providing awareness and prevention for victim/survivors of violence. As the Executive Director of Safe Harbor, in addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure victim/survivor needs are being met. Gina also handles the more technical aspects of a non-profit through grant writing, evaluations, budgets, and public speaking.

Gina served on the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault (The Network) Executive Committee for 7 years, two years as President. In her time at Safe Harbor she has worked with many victims/survivors of violence within the organization’s service area, as well as advocated for them in Pierre during the legislative session. Gina is proud to be working with the NESD Family Violence Prevention Conference to bring educational speakers, networking, and more to the region.