“It’s an exciting time to be part of the movement to transform health and well-being—new approaches to multisector collaboration are emerging, stewards are sharing ideas, and many are beginning to unify around a shared purpose for their regions.”—Jane Erickson, Project Director
Joined Rippel: 2013
Current Roles: Jane is project director of the ReThink Health initiative’s Amplifying Stewardship Together team. She also leads Rippel’s Organizational Learning and Evaluation team.
Career: Jane has worked with national philanthropies to advance social change for over a decade. Jane oversaw strategy and implementation of Rippel’s ReThink Health Ventures project (2016-2018), a large-scale project that advanced multisector stewardship approaches for health transformation. She also led numerous nation-wide research efforts to transform health, including the ReThink Health Pulse Check and research published in Health Affairs. Before that, Jane led Rippel’s communications and special projects with the executive team.
Prior to joining Rippel, she established and ran the grants department at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Jane has also conducted research and led efforts to build civic engagement across communities in the US and internationally, including as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia and with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, her undergraduate alma mater.
More about Jane: Jane played varsity lacrosse in college, which brought her out east from her home state of Colorado. One of her favorite guilty pleasures is watching science fiction television shows, especially Battlestar Galactica.
Education: Syracuse University (MPA, MAIR), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (BA)