Jennifer believes that every child deserves the opportunity and foundation that a great education provides, and she is dedicated to giving them this chance. As the founding Executive Director of the Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia in 2003, Jennifer established an organization committed to changing the trajectory of children’s lives by offering a rich variety of school-based social service programs that work in tandem with the Belmont and Belmont Academy Charter (now known as Inquiry Charter School) schools. Under her leadership, the organization’s operating budget grew to $2 million and she developed a range of holistic school-based programs including Family Support Services, Head Start, and Out-of-School time programming. Jennifer’s role was expanded to Chief Executive Officer for both the Belmont and (now) Inquiry Charter Schools in 2006. Jennifer manages an organization of over 250 employees, overseeing an operating budget of approximately $30 million.
Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Penn State University in 1998. She went on to work in human resources and investor relations in the financial services industry prior to committing her career to the nonprofit world.
Jennifer has two children in grade school. When she is not working, she can be found supporting them at sporting events and walking her dog!