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Jennifer O’Donnell, MA

Senior Associate

Jennifer has more than 15 years experience working in community and organizational leadership, philanthropy, program/initiative development and advocacy. At GPG, Jennifer provides leadership to projects and brings expertise in project management, evaluation, facilitation, strategic planning, policy analysis, and communications.

Prior to GPG, Jennifer served as the Executive Vice President of United Way of the Wine Country where she established initiatives and grantmaking programs to enhance early literacy, alleviate poverty, facilitate disaster relief and recovery, and address racial equity. Jennifer started her career in environmental advocacy and worked as a kindergarten teacher in Sonoma County prior to the birth of her children.

Jennifer has a son and daughter in high school and spends much of her free time driving them to and from school and sporting events. When she can, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading mystery novels, hiking, and camping.


  • Graduate Certificate, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, American University
  • Multiple Subject Credential, Teaching Certification, Dominican University
  • Master of Arts, International Development, American University
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, University of Richmond