Jennifer S. Wortham
Executive Director of Initiative On Health, Religion, and Spirituality
Jennifer S. Wortham, Dr.PH, is a religion, spirituality, and forgiveness research associate for the program. She earned her doctorate in public health at the UCLA, Fielding School of Public Health, and she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black-belt. She served as a strategy and population health executive and consultant for leading healthcare organizations in the public and private sectors, and as the Executive Director of the Society for Healthcare Improvement Professionals. She has extensive experience teaching graduate-level courses in project management, Lean Six Sigma, and quality improvement methods. In 2019, she authored a memoir on clergy sexual abuse titled A Letter to the Pope: The Keeper of the Nest (New Insights Press). She serves as an advisory member of the Spirit Fire Board, and on the Survivor Advisory Panel for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults. She is Chair of the Global Collaborative to establish an annual day of observance for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse.