Jaynemarie serves as the Strategic Projects Senior Manager for the Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Change Learning Journey at Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. In this role, she leads strategic initiatives that strengthen the organization’s culture and reinforce its commitment to equity and inclusion.
Throughout her career, Jaynemarie has embraced a pedagogy that is rooted in empowering young people to be agents of change. She has extensive experience leading successful organizational change initiatives; executing innovative programming; and developing highly effective staff. Most recently, she served as the Senior Director, Teen Youth Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she led the development and implementation of programs that prepared teen members to be scholars, community advocates and 21st Century leaders. She has also served in senior leadership roles at The Children’s Aid Society in New York. In recognition of her leadership and commitment to youth, Jaynemarie was named the 2014 Afterschool Ambassador for the State of New York and is also the 2018 recipient of Bucknell University’s Young Alumni Award.
Jaynemarie is originally from the Bronx, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bucknell University, a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, a Master of Education degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Risk and Prevention and Mental Health Counseling from Harvard University, and a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is honored to serve on several nonprofit boards, as well as Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Out of School Time SIG.