Jill S. Barkin

Jill S. Barkin has over 15 years of experience in corporate philanthropy, nonprofit management and strategy consulting. She is passionate about creating a disciplined approach to social change and has committed both her profession and personal time to a wide range of local and national efforts to improve public education and reduce economic inequality. Jill is currently the Vice President of Regional Board Governance for Teach for America where she is an integral part of organization-wide effort to migrate from a centralized, functionally-driven model toward one with significantly more regional autonomy for the organization’s 52 affiliates. For five years, Jill was Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations for JP Morgan Chase in Colorado where she spear-headed the company’s multifaceted efforts to reduce the city-wide drop-out rate and promote economic self-sufficiency. In 2011 Jill was appointed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to serve on Denver’s Homelessness Commission and the Denver Education Compact. Jill holds a BA in Economics and Political Science cum laude from Williams College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.