Acting National Director, Advocacy and Public Policy
Advocacy and Public Policy
Jennifer Snow directs NAMI's policy agenda to promote innovation, improve health care and support recovery for people with mental illness. Prior to working at NAMI, she spent 15 years at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a policy advisor in the Secretary’s office and as a legislative director for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Earlier in her career, she focused on state policy issues with the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health. Jennifer earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
What piece of your work at NAMI are you most proud of?
I am most proud that NAMI is a nonpartisan organization that takes positions on policies, not on politics. In these increasingly partisan times, it is refreshing that we at NAMI always work towards our “North Star” of positively impacting the lives of people with mental illness and their families.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by our NAMI grassroots. Despite many individual hardships, our grassroots army is always ready to engage and fight for what is right for people with mental illness.