President, Alive & Well Communities
Jennifer is the founding president of Alive and Well Communities, which was established as an independent non-profit in both Kansas City and St. Louis in 2017. The organization was formed after both areas identified a pressing need to address trauma and toxic stress. The work of Alive and Well in St. Louis began at the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, where Jennifer was Chief of Staff.
Today, Alive and Well Communities is working with schools, communities, social service providers and health care organizations to advance equity-centered, trauma-informed care with the support of more than 500 volunteer Ambassadors. In 2018, the organization was selected as one of six acceleration sites in the country to improve the health and well-being of students in schools through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Before joining the RHC, Jennifer held leadership positions at marketing and communications firms. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from Stephens College and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.