Meet Jennifer

Jennifer de Montmollin, Chief Program Officer

Jennifer de Montmollin is the chief program officer for YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, where she guides development and implementation of economic advancement programming. Jennifer has been with the organization since 2000, when she began as a case manager in the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program. Since that time, her responsibilities grew to include manager of case management and W-2 director.  In 2012, Jennifer was appointed to chief program officer for the organization and was instrumental in the organization’s expansion to the Racine area later that year.  Jennifer cites the mission and vision of the organization as critical to her tenure with YWCA:

“YWCA uniquely understands and addresses the intersectionality of injustices.  Racism and sexism, in particular, underpin many of the challenges we face today. It is an absolute privilege to work for an organization that actively fights for what’s right.”

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in housing studies and family social science from the University of Minnesota and business management certification from Marquette University.  She loves the outdoors, good food, asking questions, photography, and seeing the world.  Her long-suffering, dinner-cooking, laundry-sorting, bathroom-cleaning husband makes it possible for her to do the work she loves while being a connected mama to their 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter.