Jennifer Thielen, Vice President, Operations and Culture
In her role as Vice President of Operations and Culture, Jennifer’s goal is to work across the organization to support our growing team and build a culture that is engaging, inclusive, and reflective of our core principles. This position is responsible for leveraging cross organizational strengths to address organizational challenges. This role will engage the board, executive committee, and steering committee to implement organization wide processes and priorities to meet our mission and vision.
In her previous role at Nebraska Children, Jennifer led the fund development department and was responsible for the engagement of current and prospective investors who have the capacity and propensity to support the foundation’s funding priorities. She has also led the Friends of Nebraska Children group in Omaha, working with volunteers to increase community awareness, service, and fundraising events on behalf of Nebraska Children.
Jennifer earned her B.S in Hospitality Management from Boston University and her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jennifer lives in Omaha and is an active member of the community. She has held leadership and board positions with the Jr. League of Omaha, served on the Project Harmony and Child Saving Institute’s guilds, and completed the Omaha Chamber’s “Leadership Omaha” Program. Jennifer is married to her husband, Nick, and has three daughters.