As Jeremiah Program accelerates efforts to meet the growing demand across the country for its two-generation approach, the organization has named Jessica Lehman to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lehman will provide leadership for campus operations, facilities, IT and human resources.
With Lehman in the new COO position, President & CEO Gloria Perez will have greater capacity to advise and assist communities in the pipeline, further Jeremiah’s voice in the national conversation on reducing poverty, and raise vital funds to serve more families.
Prior to joining Jeremiah as Director of HR and Operations in spring 2016, Lehman was a human resources leader at Target Corporation for many years, managing store managers and HR professionals to promote a unified guest culture and drive profitable sales. She also led senior leadership teams and designed high-performing strategies to support the organization’s mission and vision. She received her B.S. in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and her master’s in counseling from Indiana University.