Mattapoisett resident named Chief Advancement Officer of Health Imperatives
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett resident Jennifer Wong has joined Health Imperatives as the organization’s Chief Advancement Officer, announced Health Imperatives President and CEO Julia Kehoe.
According to a press release from Health Imperatives, Wong will lead a dedicated team of development professionals to advance the organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts.
“Jenn is a skilled nonprofit practitioner and seasoned fundraiser with a demonstrated commitment to health equity, advocacy and social justice,” said Kehoe. “She has come on board at a pivotal time in the organization’s history, as we develop new initiatives to address growing health and wealth disparities throughout our region.”
Wong has over 20 years of leadership experience in community, academic, government and international organizations, read the press release. She has served as Director of Development for community-based organizations, international non-governmental organizations and academic institutions in the United States and globally, specifically the Community Action Program, East Bay Family Healthcare, Pathfinder International and Northeastern University.
Wong served as Global Campaign Director for World YWCA in Geneva, and consulted with the United Nations including UNAIDS, UNICEF, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the World Health Organization.
Most recently, she served with the Boston Public Health Commission’s Infectious Disease Bureau and Partners in Health’s COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative.
As Chief Advancement Officer, Wong will “create a dynamic advancement program and further establish [Health Imperatives] as the leading resource, thought partner, and health and human service provider in Southeastern Massachusetts,” read the press release.
“Health Imperatives is a leader in sexual and reproductive health and services for survivors of violence. They are committed to addressing unmet needs and filling gaps in service delivery,” said Wong. “It’s a privilege to join this brave, passionate, and accomplished team.”