Who We Are
Jennifer grew up in Littleton and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she indulged in her love for women writers and literary criticism, but her mother’s anxiety and her own pragmatism led to adding a bachelor’s degree in journalism to her bachelor’s in English.
She began her career in communications as an editor for a trade magazine and has more than 20 years of experience in project management and nonprofit communications focusing on health care and patient education for a professional nursing association and several national patient advocacy groups.
After a short foray into the corporate world and eager to move back into vision and mission driven work, Jennifer joined Caring for Colorado in 2016 as a grants specialist. She enjoys working with grantees and prospective grantees, learning about their organizations and communities and helping them with the online portal. Jennifer appreciates the order the system offers and the opportunity to gather and sort data, run reports and solve systems and user problems. She also fills a communications role in the organization.
As a mom of two teenagers and one “almost” teen, Jennifer hopes to help find ways to improve the mental health and lives of adolescents living in our state. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, extended family and friends, reading, cooking, hiking, camping, and playing tennis.