Jessica has served Open Excellence for the past nine years, from its founding symposium in 2011 to the exciting international collaborative for research and innovation that it is today. As founding senior staff, Jessica has been involved in a number of roles from marketing and development to program management.
She previously served as Interim Executive Director of the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs following her years of state service as Chief of Staff in the Oregon Legislature and Communications & Legislative Coordinator at the Office for Oregon Health Policy & Research. She has a BA from Willamette University and is a graduate of The Pacific Program. Jessica’s passion for improving mental health care springs in large part from her experience as front-line staff at a county psychiatric crisis center.