Jennifer joined TFEC as a program officer in August of 2008. In 2017, she was promoted to the Vice President of Philanthropy & Community Investment and now oversees the philanthropy, community investment, and marketing & communications departments.
Jennifer earned a master’s degree in health administration from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology as well as an associate’s degree in business management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series Class of 2012.
Prior to joining TFEC, Jennifer served as the Director of Workforce Development for Goodwill Industries Keystone Area, and as the Director of Mental Retardation Services for Northwestern Human Services.
Jennifer was a YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Tribute to Women of Excellence awardee in 2013. She currently serves on the following nonprofit Boards of Directors: Secretary, Estate Planning Council of Central PA., Harrisburg Great Dog Program, National Standards Foundation Board (Council on Foundations affiliate), and Vice President, West Shore Wildlife Center.
She actively volunteers with the following: Speranza Animal Rescue, West Shore Wildlife Center and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg since 2012.
Jennifer is the co-founder of Tahoe’s Legacy Fund. This fund is in honor and memory of Tahoe – a young victim of animal cruelty – specifically dog fighting. Tahoe’s Legacy Fund will provide support to local organizations around animal abuse and welfare issues in an effort to elevate awareness of them, so that Tahoe’s life and too early demise, was not in vain.