Jennifer serves as the program officer for the Foundation's connecting consumers with care, social equity and health, and Catalyst Fund grant areas. In this role, she facilitates the review processes of the different grant programs and supports grantees' ongoing learning and technical assistance needs. She also participates in and supports the Grantmaking Department's overall initiatives.
She previously worked as outreach and enrollment manager at Health Care For All, a Massachusetts-based health care consumer advocacy organization, where she oversaw consumer education initiatives about health care reform and enrolled individuals into health coverage programs. Prior to this position, she was the Children's Health Initiatives team lead and program associate in the Children's Division, where she coordinated the Massachusetts-based Covering Kids and Families Initiative, part of a national effort to enroll children and adults in low-cost or free health care coverage programs. She also served as an AmeriCorps Fellow for the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Program at Northeastern University, where she developed Teens Leading the Way, a statewide coalition that sought to develop the policymaking skills of youth leaders.
Jennifer is a past fellow of Grantmakers in Health's Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy and a graduate of the Foundation's MA Institute for Community Health Leadership. She has held previous leadership roles as chair of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers and co-chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors for Associated Grant Makers, a regional association of philanthropic organizations.
She holds a master's in public health from Tufts University's School of Medicine.