Joe Karlin is the founder and President of the Tom Karlin Foundation.
Joe is a bank consultant and a small-business owner. Joe serves on the Lenexa City Council, is a member of the United Community Services of Johnson County’s Drug and Alcohol Council, and is on the advisory board of CHASE, an organization that seeks to unite individuals and families impacted by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with their community. Joe’s oldest son, Tom, took his own life on November 5, 2011. Joe and his wife, Amy, are parents to three other children. The family is active with various activities at Shawnee Mission West High and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.