Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure.
In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles throughout New Jersey. She resides in Bound Brook, NJ with her husband and son. When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son’s school.