Jennifer Ryan

Special Assistant to the President

 

Jennifer supports the foundation president, manages affairs of the President’s Office, and serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees.

 
Jennifer Ryan
 

Biography

In her current role Jennifer supports the president, manages affairs of the President’s Office, and serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees. Working with the president, she co-manages the Patient Care Program, assists with special projects, and supports the executive and senior management teams to develop and implement organization-wide strategies and policies.

Her background includes a broad range of nonprofit operations, including budgeting, team management, fundraising, grantmaking and communications.

Before joining the foundation in 2019, Jennifer was a executive manager and program designer for the China Medical Board. As chief operating officer in Bangkok, Thailand, she established the Bangkok field office and managed the launch and start-up of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she was centennial project director of a multi-year initiative and helped to launch a new vision for the foundation. Jennifer’s background also includes program development and operations in higher education at the Harvard University Asia Center and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Jennifer earned her master’s degree from Harvard University with a focus on the history of medicine and bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies with a concentration in Chinese language from Connecticut College.

She currently serves on the advisory board of Heroes, a nonprofit organization in Zimbabwe that empowers youth through drowning prevention and sports education programs.

 
 
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