Jenny has extensive experience in working with both nonprofits and small businesses. Her most recent position was that of Research Development Officer for Carilion Clinic where she provided leadership in the establishment and management of a new Research Department and internal funding program. She wrote policies and procedures and served as liaison with state and federal funding agencies, foundations, and other relevant organizations. She also provided training and assisted physicians and Medical Education faculty with research design, proposal writing and editing, budget construction and proposal submission processes.
Jenny was previously employed by Carilion Biomedical Institute where she was involved in the creation and management of a collaborative research program with Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia. She also performed development activities for Riverside Center, a multi-use biomedical/corporate park, a collaborative effort of Carilion Clinic and the City of Roanoke.
Prior to joining the Carilion system, Jenny created and managed the faculty grants and foundations relations programs for Roanoke College. She also worked in the Center for Community Research at the College where she collected and analyzed statistical and interview data and wrote interpretive reports for polls, social science research projects and evaluation studies.
Jenny has a BA from Roanoke College and a master’s degree from Hollins University. She has held numerous positions on nonprofit boards and committees and provided consulting services in the grants and project management arenas. She regularly presents workshops on proposal writing and submission, professional writing and locating grant funding.