Since 2011, Jen has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Belvidere Family YMCA. She graduated from Western Illinois University with bachelors’ degrees in public communication, human relations, and political science. She went on to obtain her graduate degree in public communications. Jen works tirelessly for Boone County serving on several boards and committees including secretary of the Boone County Board of Health, steering committee for Build-A-Bike, member of Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere, member of Zonta of Belvidere, community liaison for Seth Kids, committee member for District 100 Strategic Plan, committee member for Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs Strategic Plan, member of Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition, committee member for City of Belvidere Heritage Days, steering committee Member for Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hometown Christmas, member of District 100 Wellness Committee, and committee member for Santa for All. When she isn’t volunteering at a community event, Jen loves going to concerts with her daughter Garren.