Kaley Childs Karaffa is Vice President Client Services and Business Development for the Center for Board Excellence (“CBE”). In her current role, Ms. Karaffa focuses her practice in corporate governance and advises organizations and their boards and executives on governance matters. Prior to joining CBE, served as General Counsel at Clarolux LLC. Before moving to North Carolina, Ms. Karaffa practiced law in New York City with a focus on real estate, banking law, and litigation. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Karaffa served as program director of Jefferson County Teen Court, an alternative juvenile sentencing program.
Ms. Karaffa regularly volunteers her time with various philanthropic organizations and served as a Guardian ad Litem in Guilford County from 2013-2015. Ms. Karaffa has been on the Board of Trustees of the Northside Charter High School since January 2012 and is currently the Chair of the Board. Ms. Karaffa is a founding board member and president of YP Civitan of Greensboro, which is a young professionals networking and service organization focusing its efforts on organizations benefitting youth with disabilities. Ms. Karaffa is the Co-Chair of the CLE Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section.
Ms. Karaffa is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, and received a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Corporate and Commercial Law Society. Ms. Karaffa received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Political Science from Samford University, where she was a Beeson Exceptional Scholar, a contestant in Miss Alabama, and a member of the Student Government Association, President’s Leadership Collegium, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority, among other organizations.