Jennifer Zuckerman, M.S. as Director of Strategic Partnerships, leads the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation’s efforts to make connections across grantees, philanthropy, industry, academia and NGO’s at the local, state and national levels. Prior to this position, Ms. Zuckerman served as the Senior Program Officer for Healthy Living, building the strategy to increase access to safe active environments and healthy, locally sourced food for all North Carolinians with a strong focus on early childhood development and food systems. Prior to joining the Foundation team in 2006, Ms. Zuckerman worked at NC State University’s Recreation Resources Service where she helped parks and recreation agencies across the state develop partnerships for the benefit of community health. Ms. Zuckerman has also worked in a variety of North Carolina nonprofits including the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Special Olympics North Carolina, and North Carolina Amateur Sports. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems Advisory Board and is a member of the Duke University World Food Policy Center Advisory Board and the Early Childhood Innovation Collaborative of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. Jen has also served on the Steering Committee for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force and the Statewide Prevention Task Force. She earned her undergraduate and masters degrees from NC State University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.