Board Chair of The Whitman Institute
Jamie is the Vice President Programs at the Cowell Foundation. She currently oversees the Families and Communities program area and manages the Program Related Investment and Recoverable Grant portfolio. Between 2006 and 2016, Jamie managed the Foundation’s grantmaking in Youth Development and Affordable Housing. Before joining Cowell, Jamie conducted research for universities and corporations and worked at the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco and the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, TN, her hometown.
Jamie considers civic engagement a lifestyle choice and has a deep commitment to service. She has been a visiting lecturer on philanthropy, non-profit governance and social enterprise at UC Berkeley, Mills College and the University of San Francisco. She also serves on the boards of U.S. Friends of CUSO International, a development organization that works to reduce global poverty; and REMAKE, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of apparel factory workers. Jamie graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and B.A.s in Economics, Spanish and Humanities. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.