Jan is a senior partner at The Giving Practice (TGP). She developed a project called Philanthropy’s Reflective Practices to help practitioners discover the skills they need to navigate and create new knowledge when facing unexplored terrain at work.

Prior to joining TGP, Jan was at the Ford Foundation with a wide range of assignments including learning director and creator of the GrantCraft project — philanthropy's first guides to social change practices based on shared experiences of grantmakers around the world.

Jan is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning Program and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a student and then faculty of the William Alanson White Institute’s program on the psychodynamics of organizational development.