Jennifer’s storied career spans nearly 30 years in executive nonprofit and association management with experience in early childhood education, foster care, disabilities and differences, healthcare, and children with critical illnesses. She has led large statewide initiatives and multi-million-dollar campaigns for California Boys Town and the California Dental Association Foundation. Jennifer most recently devoted ten years to Make-A-Wish as the President & CEO of the Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada chapter, leading the 45-county organization to grant more than 400 wishes per year and growing revenue from $2 million to $10 million dollars annually. During her tenure, Jennifer was acknowledged as one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs,” Sacramento Business Journal’s Nonprofit Executive of the Year, Recipient of the Sacramento Region Corporate Citizenship Award, and Sacramento Magazine’s 100 Most Notable Business Leaders.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in education from Loyola Marymount University and was named LMU Alumna of the Year for her dedicated career in philanthropy. She also attended the Child Development Graduate Program at California State University of Long Beach, studied at Indiana University School of Philanthropy, and completed accredited leadership programs with Achieve Global and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Jennifer gives back to her community through volunteer work for the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, The Gathering Inn, and as Trustee for the St. Francis High School Board of Trustees. She is also a motivational speaker as she shares her cancer journey to inspire others to reflect on their life and legacy.
Jennifer is excited to embark on a new journey with Robert Craig Films in producing social impact films with an emphasis on marketing, promotion, and integration of our caused based films with nonprofits across the country.