We are delighted to announce that Karen Bellas is joining us at Good Neighbor Insurance! Karen started with Good Neighbor Insurance this past March as our newest associate. She will be working in our group health insurance department as well as our overseas career insurance department. Below is more information on Karen and you may view information of all of our associates by going to https://www.gninsurance.com/aboutGNI.asp .
Karen Bellas was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in International Studies. Her love for travel took her to Turkey where while studying Turkish met her husband, an English teacher there. After marriage they. returned to Turkey where they led an NGO team for 7 years, part of the time doing relief work with the Kurds after the first Gulf War. After a brief time in the U.S., they went back overseas to Bulgaria in 1998 where they did micro-enterprise development with YWAM among the Millet (Turkish speaking gypsies). In 2003, they went back to Turkey with YWAM for community outreach. They returned to the U.S. for their 2 children to attend high school.