“The value and impact of the start-up ecosystem can be defined by the strength of the connections between each component – at Osage Venture Partners, we work diligently to Identify, develop, and nurture these relationships. It is an honor to work alongside driven, curious team members; committed and passionate entrepreneurs; and our broader network to realize exceptional and effective outcomes.”
Jennifer joined Osage Venture Partners (OVP) as Vice President and Director of Community. In this role, she is responsible for building and supporting four key OVP communities – the Investor, Portfolio, Start-up, and the Advisory Board communities.
Inspired by the transformational impact innovation can have in addressing some of the most pressing challenges, Jennifer has spent most of her professional career cultivating relationships to effect positive change. With a background in public health, Jennifer’s career has spanned both domestic and international organizations. Most recently, Jennifer worked for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she led a team charged with raising corporate philanthropy and managing strategic partnerships to support the hospital’s mission. Prior to CHOP, Jennifer worked for leading global health organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative where she worked to address complex, global health problems by synthesizing large amounts of data to develop and communicate pragmatic solutions for program partners.
Jennifer obtained a Master of Science in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology where she was a Division I NCAA swimmer for four years. She has served on the board of Puentes de Salud and is a member of the Friends of Princeton Swimming and Diving group.
Jennifer lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Bill, and their young daughter and son.
MORE ABOUT JENNIFER
Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite or Biggest Life Event: When I lived in rural Western Kenya working for a small grassroots HIV/AIDS organization, I was humbled by the resilience of humanity and inspired to serve under-resourced communities. Lessons learned around the importance of partnerships continue to drive my personal and professional paths.
Bucket List Item: Taking our children on an African safari (a tie with a trip to the Galapagos Islands).
Favorite Place to Visit: Anywhere in California with a particular fondness for redwoods, mountain lakes and the Northern California coastline.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Freedom! ’90 by George Michael