Kristen A. Rantanen is responsible for all marketing communications, brand awareness, media relations, public and government affairs in support of agency’s human service programs and agency-wide efforts. A dynamic, creative professional, Kristen directs the agency’s public policy agenda, including development and implementation of strategies responsive to agency growth goals.
Kristen provides leadership and support for both internal and external relations, including content development, editing and research for speeches, presentations and policy papers. She also plays a lead role in the agency’s annual fund and awareness-raising event, Strictly Business, in collaboration with the JEVS Board of Directors, executive team and fund development staff. She is the creator, produces and hosts JEVS’ podcast, Where Policy Meets People.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston College. Kristen serves on the Advisory Board of Graduate! Philadelphia and the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for the Lutheran Settlement House.