Jessica Ripper

Senior Associate

Jessica Ripper manages marketing and business development and also covers organizational development and systems change, with an emphasis on health and human services. She specializes in partnering with multidisciplinary teams to advance policies and programs to improve the quality of life for children and families, and has extensive experience translating complex social issues into compelling stories, reports, and tools that influence the media, policymakers, donors, and community leaders to take action. She also has a background in developing training curricula, conducting organizational assessments, and performing qualitative data analyses. While at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Jessica helped to develop Evidence2Success, a framework to guide public investment in evidence-based programs for children and youth by strengthening partnerships among public systems, schools, and communities. She has also worked with the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services and Walden Family Services, and for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Goodwill Industries International in the Washington, D.C., area.