As director of family planning & reproductive health at PSI, Jen provides technical assistance to country programs providing life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. She is also the Project Director of the two Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO1 and SIFPO2) programs focused on increasing access to and use of family planning and other health products.
Prior to her current role, Jen served as PSI’s Country Representative in Côte d’Ivoire where she increased the health impact by over 1,000 percent and funding by 50 percent in one year. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as Deputy Country Representative and family planning technical advisor, she managed 100 staff across 10 provinces and oversaw a social franchise network of over 450 private sector healthcare providers.
Jen has over 15 years of experience working with non-profits, corporations and government agencies on family planning, HIV and AIDS, malaria, child survival, institutional strengthening, staff capacity building, social marketing and franchising. Before joining PSI, Jen worked for a variety of organizations including the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Mali.
Jen earned her master’s in international economics and development from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in business administration from University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. She speaks English, French, Bambara, Spanish and Lingala.