Jennifer Oh is a mission-driven strategist and social change agent well-versed in community engagement, public health, and philanthropy. She joined The Coleman Foundation in June 2022, focusing on the Foundation’s grantmaking areas in health and rehabilitation, as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Prior to joining Coleman, Jennifer was with Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm that helps changemakers and philanthropists achieve their goals for social and environmental impact. She provided thought partnership and operational expertise to client projects on grantmaking, governance and compliance, fundraising support, and financial management. Her projects covered a range of issue areas, including violence prevention, public interest technology, and equity in education.
Furthermore, she was with the Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago Medicine for four years. CAHE is a unique academic and community partnership between the University of Chicago and Asian Health Coalition that investigates health disparities that disproportionately affect Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI’s).
At CAHE, she played various roles, including securing grants from foundations and federal agencies, providing subgrants and technical assistance to local and national organizations, and implementing public health programs to provide a continuum of care and services to low-income and underserved AANHPI populations. More specifically, she was the Program Lead for the Center’s involvement in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program as a national community engagement partner. All of Us is a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative and aims to build a diverse database that can inform thousands of studies on a variety of health conditions.
Jennifer was also a Health Rising Fellow at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and a Research Fellow through the National Institutes of Health’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program.
Jennifer has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and an M.Ed. in Community Psychology and Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling, exploring the outdoors, and cooking and finding new restaurants.