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Karen Goh

Karen Goh, who left local non-profit Garden Pathways to take an appointment to Michael Rubio's open 5th District Kern County Supervisor's seat in 2010, is returning to the faith-based group that mentors troubled youth and adults.

In a news release, Garden Pathways Executive Director Kim Albers, who replaced Goh, announced Goh will become the group's president.

Board Chairman Gary Lasater wrote in the news release that Garden Pathways was thrilled to have Goh back and said she had many other opportunities but chose to come back because of her "passion for helping at-risk populations here in Kern County."