Important Work. Done Well.
Jennifer Bright is a business strategy and healthcare consultant with more than twenty years of accomplishment in healthcare policy, issue management, patient advocacy and executive leadership. As President of Momentum Health Strategies, Jennifer currently works with clients to promote integrated behavioral healthcare, patient engagement, quality improvement in hospitals and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
Jennifer most recently served as Executive Director for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), a non-profit medical society representing physicians, advanced practice nurses, and researchers with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention. During her tenure, she doubled the organization’s membership, increased attendance at its scientific conferences, diversified and increased funding, created an international professional education exchange program and enhanced visibility of its research agenda, educational offerings and policy positions on antimicrobial stewardship, vaccination and healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.
Jennifer’s prior executive leadership at the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) focused on advancing policy initiatives at the state and local level. During her tenure, she led a patient organization coalition to advance the concept of patient engagement in evidence-based research and policy development. Her career has also included issue analysis and strategic issue management for corporate clients at Stateside Associates, Inc. and the Center for State Policy Research. In addition, she supervised the functional development of database integration as part of the FDA Modernization Act at Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Jennifer earned her degree in political science from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. and her master’s degree in Public Administration from The George Washington University, concentrating on policy analysis and program management.
She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Timothy, and their three children. She volunteers as an elementary school reading tutor, serves as a City of Alexandria election official, and rows competitively with the Alexandria Community Rowing club.