Karen Knox serves as the executive director for the Eden Gardens Community Association and has been in this role since 2010. Knox is the original founder of the organization. She is currently retired and is a community activist.
Knox previously worked as a teacher in Detroit Public Schools, and in the Beverly Hills Unified School and Moreno Valley School District in California before that. Knox was mentioned in the Forward News as one of the top 50 Jewish women making a difference in 2014.