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Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Meet Jennifer

Jenn has represented The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education as private counsel since 2012 and joined the organization as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in August 2016. As General Counsel, Jenn is responsible for non-clinical legal compliance and risk management, all contracting functions and litigation management, the operations of the graduate medical education department, human resources, grants & strategic initiatives, and the marketing & communications departments. She is also responsible for ensuring high-performing governance and governance compliance. Ultimately, Jenn is responsible for oversight of organizational effectiveness and integrity, the engagement of all stakeholders in alignment with the mission, and ensuring the vision and values always remain at the core of all organizational initiatives.

 

Jenn is passionate about authentic organizational governance; board member education and engagement; and ensuring that the members of all six boards of directors are fully engaged as active fiduciaries. She has worked tirelessly to redesign the formal corporate structure of The Wright Center’s system of entities, create a shared model of governance that respects the stewardship and valued contributions of patients, providers and learners, and evolve the community-based curriculum of graduate medical education to cultivate a needs-responsive workforce and healthcare delivery system enhancements. You can often find Jenn advocating for effective policy development in alignment with board members, patients, learners and executive management, or promoting legislation that enhances workforce development initiatives in order to improve our nation’s health.

Jenn graduated from Bucknell University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, followed in 1994 with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota. She then went on to law school, graduating from Villanova University School of Law in 1998. Jenn spent some of her 20 plus years as an attorney in federal service as a Law Clerk to Judge William J. Nealon and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In private practice, she represented corporate clients in the arenas of litigation, organizational development, compliance, governance education and fiduciary engagement. Jenn has served on many non-profit boards of directors over the years.

She enjoys volunteering and DIY projects when not working on organizational initiatives.

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