Karla Bachmann is the Director of Financial Wellness Services at Branches, Inc. Using a human-centered approach, she leads the development and implementation of transformative programs and services that promote financial opportunity and asset building. She is a firm believer in a family-centric and holistic approach to service delivery which promotes building social capital and integrates financial, education and health services for participants to achieve stability and financial success.
Bachmann has spent the last 18 years of her life working toward social equity, economic stability, and racial justice for new immigrant and disproportionately under-resourced communities, reaching across different sectors, building relationships between groups unfamiliar to one another to partner and design solutions to complex social issues.
Through the years, she has developed innovative service models that are both linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive. Her work has been recognized by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The National Council of La Raza, LISC, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute.