Karin VanZant is the co-founder of Think Tank. Think Tank's mission is to research, motivate, educate, create, consult and coach communities and organizations to solve the toughest social problems. In 2011, Think Tank became the headquarters for the National Circles® Campaign after having directed the training and capacity building for over 2 years on behalf of Move the Mountain Leadership Center and Circles® founder Scott Miller. The National Circles Campaign builds learning communities that promote individual and community economic stability, healthy relationships and diverse leadership. The Circles® Campaign is active in over 70 communities in 23 states and Canada.
Ms. VanZant is also a national certified trainer for aha!Process in "Bridges Out of Poverty", "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World", Family Development Specialist Trainer, Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teen and Technology of Participation (TOPS) Group Facilitation and Strategic Planning. In addition to leading the National Circles® Campaign and building local partnerships at Think Tank, Ms. VanZant also teaches at Antioch Midwest University in the Human Services Department.
Ms. VanZant is a member of Enon United Methodist Church, a graduate of Leadership Clark County Class 2006 and the Community Action Leadership Academy Class 2003. She has served as a Board Officer for Clark County Habitat for Humanity and is an Officer for the Clark Shawnee Touchdown Club. Other volunteer activities include being an Ally of the Clark County Circles® Campaign, Junior Achievement, SOCHE Navigating Your Career Committee and member of the Governor's Anti-poverty Taskforce in 2006.
Ms. VanZant has lived in Clark County, OH her entire life, is a two-time graduate of Wright State University – 1998 BA Social Work and 2008 Masters Public Administration. She married her high school sweetheart and has been married since 1995. She is the proud mom of a teenage son, who is by far the best credential she could ever hope for.