Georgia Bio Welcomes GaBioEd Institute Development Director
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted by: Maria Thacker
Atlanta, GA (December 19, 2014) – Georgia Bio is excited to announce the hiring of Jennifer Kauffman as the Georgia BioEd Institute’s, Development Director. Jennifer’s primary focus is to build strong and lasting programmatic and philanthropic relationships with key stakeholders. Jennifer will play a key role in identifying, fostering and initiating successful relations with educational partners, life science companies, foundations and contributors.
Jennifer has worked in a variety of environments surrounding health promotion, public health, and marketing. This includes non-profit, for-profit, clinical, regulatory affairs, and event production. Most recently, Jennifer served as Development Associate for Grady Health Foundation. Prior to that, she served as the Program Coordinator for Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs at Resolutions, while seeking a degree from the University of Georgia. She was responsible for document control for client quality systems and medical device approvals submitted to the FDA. In order to earn her degree in Public Health, Jennifer completed three practicums for the following organizations: Athens Community Connections, Physician’s Immediate Medicine and Athens Community Council on Aging.
Jennifer’s commitment to healthcare and the community does not end there. She is an active member of the Associations of Fundraising Professionals and Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Atlanta Athletic Club. Jennifer has a strong passion for healthy living and stays active. She ranked 13th in the nation in Rowing and recently completed her first half marathon. Jennifer has been an integral part in the development of her father’s restaurant, Ten Bistro; which was voted Best New Restaurant 2011 Inside Gwinnett Magazine.
Jennifer resides in Brookhaven where she supports the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce by implementing the young professionals sector and serving on the board; she also is a supporter of MARTA, which she uses to travel to metro-Atlanta in support of the Clean Air Campaign.
According to Russell Allen, Georgia Bio President and CEO, the goal of hiring a Director now was to “take the wonderful K-12 and workforce development programs the Institute runs and sustain those efforts over the long term. We want the Institute to be here, helping Georgia’s biotech and medtech industry as long as it’s needed. Jennifer’s experience will help the Institute expand development efforts, connect donors, partners, and increase community support.”
About the Georgia BioEd Institute
The Georgia BioEd Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving educational purposes in support of Georgia’s life science community. The Georgia BioEd Institute serves the life science community in through best practice dissemination, entrepreneurial support, workforce development, and bioscience education initiatives. The Georgia BioEd Institute is a division of Georgia Bio. Learn more at www.georgiabioed.org | @georgiabioed.
About Georgia Bio
Georgia Bio is the private, non-profit association that promotes the life sciences industry and university research in Georgia. Members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, research universities and institute, medical centers, government groups and other business organizations working to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment. Learn more at www.gabio.org | @Georgia_Bio.