Jan’s consulting work focuses on strategic planning and creation of onboarding and professional development programs. In addition, she facilitates meetings and coaches foundation executives and staff. She is leading our project called Philanthropy’s Reflective Practice an initiative to share lessons learned from philanthropy practitioners about what skills help them recalibrate and navigate classic dilemmas that emerge at work.
Jan spent 30 years at the Ford Foundation with a wide range of assignments: making program-related investments, running a Program Planning and Learning team and creating GrantCraft — an electronic set of guides, informed by philanthropy practitioners across the globe, about the craft of social change. Prior to working in philanthropy, Jan helped create the first urban homestead program in Philadelphia. She has degrees in urban and regional panning from University of Pennsylvania and business administration from Wharton. 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.