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.