After graduating from the UW with a Master of Social Work degree in 2000, Jennifer worked for the next 20 years in healthcare environments. While the bulk of her time was spent at Harborview, she left for several years and worked at a different health system. Jennifer has provided social work care in a variety of clinical areas including Inpatient, Emergency, Ambulatory, and Home Hospice, and always with a focus on marginalized populations and meeting the health and mental health needs of those who are most vulnerable.
Her experience includes years of work at the patient bedside, and experience in a variety of leadership roles from supervisor to interim director. Work highlights include helping build a program providing medical care and support to women working in the sex trade, helping design and execute a successful strategy to impact HIV viral suppression in marginalized groups, and serving and running clinical social work operations for the Madison Clinic. She formerly served on the King County HIV Planning Council, was a panelist on the HIV ECHO program at Harborview, and was a member of Harborview’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee since its inception. Her subcommittee focus on Harborview’s EDI committee was around equity projects and using data to explore possible care disparities with patients.
Currently, Jennifer is Assistant Director, Patient and Family Experience and runs the day- to- day operations of the Psychiatry Consultation Line, the Mental Health CareConnect program, and the Perinatal Telepsychiatry Clinic. She joined the Department in June 2020. When not at work she is a busy mom who loves to cook and travel.