Jennifer comes to us with over 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit professional. Her background includes four years as Executive Director of a Connecticut nonprofit with a state mandate to evaluate state-funded mental health programs, assess strengths and unmet needs, and make recommendations for improvements. She led a grassroots effort to protect funding for her organization, involving hundreds of community volunteers and developed strong relationships with state legislators that were instrumental in achieving the goal of the initiative. She also brings valuable expertise to OMNI in community and media relations, marketing and branding, project management, and strategic planning. Jennifer recently moved to the Kansas City area, following her husband’s retirement from the Navy, and looks forward to finally putting down some deep roots in the area. Jennifer is a travel enthusiast, and her favorite weekend activity is hiking with her husband.