Jennifer is a partner in Grant Thornton's National Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Industry Practice and is a fully dedicated member of Grant Thornton's National Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Senior Leadership Team. She joined Grant Thornton in September 2003 after spending seven years at a Big Six firm.
Jennifer has 25 years of experience serving clients in the Higher Education and Not-for-Profit sector and brings a variety of experience and skills to her clients. Her clients have included the foundations, higher education institutions, research institutions, national and international not-for-profit organizations and social service organizations. She also serves as the engagement partner and subject matter specialist on many of our not-for-profit clients' related benefit plan engagements. She is a frequent speaker at external industry events both nationally and locally, as well as at Grant Thornton's Higher Education and Not-for-Profit industry seminars and training sessions. Additionally, Jennifer serves as Grant Thornton's Northeast leader of our Diversity & Inclusion initiative.
Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jennifer is also active in the community and has served as a participant, mentor, and training captain for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. Jennifer is the Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee of the Catholic Health Systems Continuing Care Division of Long Island. Jennifer also serves on the Steering Committee of the Long Island Women's Collaborative and a member of the accounting advisory board at the University at Albany, her Alma Mata. Jennifer is the Chairperson of the AICPA's Not for Profit Expert Panel and has served on a task force responsible for reviewing and writing the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Audit Risk Alert and the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Disclosure Checklist as well as the Not-for-Profit Audit & Accounting Guide. Jennifer was also a member of the AICPA's Not-for-Profit Revenue Recognition Taskforce. She was selected by Long Island Business News as a member of their "Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business" class of 2015, their "Top 40 Under 40" class of 2010 as well as "Who's Who in Women in Professional Services" in the 2010 edition. Most recently, Jen was honored by City and State of New York's class of 2019's Above and Beyond Awards for exemplary leadership.
Jennifer graduated from the University at Albany where she received a B.S. degree in Accounting in 1995