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Jennifer Kertz

Degree & Credential: MPP
Location: Minnesota
Title: Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Organization: University of Minnesota
Profession: Education Administrator

I serve as the deputy director and chief operating officer for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.  I’ve been working in higher education administration in the health sciences for twenty years and have significant on-the-ground experience with grant writing, grants administration, project management and leadership development.  From 2000-2017, I worked closely with Dr. Barbara Brandt, the National Center’s founding director, to implement a comprehensive vision for interprofessional learning that is linked to practice across the continuum which included securing more than $22M in grants and contracts to advance the vision. Between 2002-2013, I served as administrator and deputy director of the Minnesota Area Health Education Center statewide network.  Since 2012, I have served in various roles within the National Center, including my current position since 2015.

I have a Masters in public policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, with a focus in non profit leadership and management. I love being a part of the National Center team and look forward to future collaborations among the many stakeholders engaged in the field.  When I’m not with my colleagues at the National Center, my family and I are taking in all that Minnesota has to offer.