Jan has been at The Giving Practice for seven years and her consulting focus is on refreshing strategic plans and creation of onboarding and professional development programs. She is the founder of Philanthropy’s Reflective Practices which is a project to share lessons learned from philanthropy practitioners about skills to navigate classic dilemmas that emerge at work.
Jan was at the Ford Foundation for 30 years with a wide range of assignments: deputy director of program-related investments, director of a program planning and learning team and senior director for GrantCraft — producing 30 guides, informed by philanthropy practitioners across the globe, about the craft of social change. Prior to working in philanthropy, Jan helped create Philadelphia’s urban Homestead Program. She is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Pennsylvania and she has an MBA from the Wharton School. She was on the faculty of the Organizational Development Program at the William Alanson White Institute. Jan serves on the board of a community organization in the Catskill region of upstate New York. She has family in Seattle and splits her time there, New York City and the Catskills.