Jennifer Ryan

Special Assistant to the President


Jennifer supports the foundation president and manages affairs, grantmaking, and projects in the Office of the President.

Jennifer Ryan


As Special Assistant to the President, Jennifer supports the president and manages affairs and projects in the Office of the President, including the President’s Fund grantmaking and other special projects. She also supports the executive and senior management teams to develop and implement organization-wide strategies and policies.

Jennifer has more than 12 years of experience in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors. Her background includes a broad range of nonprofit operations, including team and program management, fundraising, budgeting, grantmaking and communications.

Before joining the foundation, Jennifer was a program executive for the China Medical Board. As chief operating officer in Bangkok, Thailand, she co-led the launch and start-up of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia and the establishment of the Bangkok field office. Prior to joining CMB, she worked in program development and operations at the Harvard University Asia Center and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Jennifer earned an M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. in East Asian studies from Connecticut College.