Jessica Hembree


With twenty years of experience in policy change, including ten years as Policy Director at a regional health foundation, Jessica has experience across multiple issues and is adept at providing advice that is specific and actionable. From starting new advocacy organizations to researching complex issues to developing model policies, Jessica is an insightful leader in nonprofit policy and civic change.

Supremely organized and endlessly curious, Jessica thrives with the opportunity to help make lasting social impact.

Jessica’s recent consulting engagements include:

  • Facilitating and planning a statewide, coalition-driven ballot initiative

  • Developing a fellowship to build a pipeline of issue advocates

  • One-on-one professional coaching and mentorship to policy staff

  • Educating boards about the impact of policy and civic engagement

Jessica received her master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She was named a Grantmakers in Health Terrence Keenan Emerging Leader in Health Philanthropy. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of three sons.