Friends of Wisconsin Board - Past President
Jeanan currently serves as Executive Director of the UW Center for Nonprofits. She serves as administrative lead for this new, interdisciplinary center which advances academic degree programs, nonprofit sector research and executive education and outreach.
Jeanan was named by the YWCA as a "Women of Distinction" in 2005. She was the 1998 recipient of the first Dane County / City of Madison Public Health "Leadership Award." She was appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to the National and Wisconsin Community Service Board (2003) and the Wisconsin Public Health Council (2004). Jeanan is co-author of the books "Tackling the Uninsured Puzzle: Collaborating for Community Care" (2001) and "Putting the Patient First: Upfront with Advocacy and Community Service" (1997).
Jeanan holds a M.Sc. in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from University of Wisconsin - Platteville. She has earned the designation of Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).
Since 1987 she has served as a Senior Lecturer teaching in the Department of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She served as Chair of the UW School of Human Ecology National Board of Visitors which advises the Dean of that school. She also currently serves on the National Board of the University of the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
In addition to her role on the Friends of WPT board, Jeanan is an active on-air presence for WPT. She serves as Co-Chair of the Womens' Initiative, advancing Madison's "Schools of Hope" program. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and is a member of the Downtown Madison Rotary Chapter.
Between 1984 - 1992, Jeanan worked as a news reporter/anchor and assistant news director for the 15 News, the NBC television affiliate in Madison, Wis.