Jessica comes to GreenLight as Vice President of External Affairs with a passion for helping the most at-risk and underserved youth and families, through equitable and sustainable ventures providing communities with a full continuum-of-care. Her previous role as Chief of Philanthropy with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) for 3 years has allowed her the ability to build strong, long-term relationships with stakeholders, partners and community leaders across the US. Prior to that, Jessica was VP of Major Giving at the local Children’s Hospital, and spent 10 years before that working on capital campaigns, major giving, annual giving and marketing and communications as an entrepreneur and consultant.
Jessica’s dedication to working with children and families by bringing external partners and investors together with evidence-based national nonprofits has brought successful and necessary advocacy and programs to thousands of people. Now Jessica spends her time empowering donors, thought leaders and the voice of families to improve equity and economic mobility for all. In her free time, she enjoys singing, tending to house plants, raising 3 children, swimming in the Finger Lakes and finding joy in the simple things.
To uplift marginalized and underserved children and families, to give them the best opportunities for upward mobility and the brightest futures in their own communities.