Jennifer-MacDougallCEFS is happy to welcome Jennifer MacDougall, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation’s Healthy Active Communities Program Manager, to its Board of Directors. Jennifer is from Cary NC and received both her B.S. and M.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.

Jennifer oversees the Foundation’s investments as they relate to achieving the vision of North Carolinians of all ages having access to the key components of healthy living through integrated initiatives that create environments for physical activity and healthy eating.

Previously, Jennifer worked with NC State University’s Recreation Resources Service where she assisted municipal and county parks and recreation departments in the development and management of both the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and Land and Water Conservation Fund projects. In addition, Jennifer worked collaboratively with parks and recreation agencies across the state to help develop partnerships between parks and recreation and public health agencies for the benefit of community health.

Jennifer currently serves as on the Eat Smart Move More Leadership Team, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force Steering Committee, the Advocates for Health in Action Executive Committee, the NC FoodCorps Advisory Team, and the North Carolina Obesity Prevention Funders Alliance.

Says Jennifer, “I was drawn to serve on the CEFS Board because of the impact that CEFS has had and can have in our state and in our nation to improve our food system. It is only by improving our food system that we can increase access to healthy, local food throughout our state and help the BCBSNC Foundation achieve its mission of improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.”

We are very excited to Welcome Jennifer to the CEFS Board of Directors! For the full list of CEFS Board Members, click here.

From the August 2012 E-Newsletter