With all of the moving and shaking going on at the Bayer Center with the Covestro Institute for Employee Engagement, we needed a new team member. And, lucky for us, Jennifer Brown was available for the gig. If the name Jen Brown sounds familiar, it may be because she worked alongside Lulu Orr during 2013 as a volunteer, then part time BoardsWork! Coordinator. Now she’s back as Program Specialist, Covestro Employee Engagement Institute, and she’s already hit the ground running!
Speaking of running, Jen does a lot of it. She has served as a volunteer, member, and running coach for the Steel City Runners Club…but that’s just the beginning of her service to the nonprofit community. She has represented Hello Bully pit bull rescue as a volunteer, grants committee chair, and board member. She volunteered for Family House in many capacities. At WYEP radio station, she is a membership campaign captain and event volunteer. She continues to volunteer for the Animal Rescue League as mentor and committee member. She represents the Humane Society of the United States as a national disaster animal response team volunteer. At Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, she is a lector and served as a young adult ministry steering committee member. She also served the office of Mayor-elect Bill Peduto as a transition committee member. Most recently she volunteered with Strong Women Strong Girls as a professional mentor and became an advisory board member of the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center’s Animal Care and Assistance Fund.
As an employee, Jen has served the Animal Rescue League of Western PA as foster and human resources coordinator. At Family House, she dedicated her time to management, development, administration, and events. She also served UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside as volunteer coordinator before transitioning to a position as proposal coordinator at Bombardier Transportation.
In addition to working at the Bayer Center, she is the co-founder and president of Senior Pet and Animal Rescue, whose mission is to use grassroots community efforts to help keep senior animals with their families and rescue, re-home, rehabilitate and provide hospice for those senior pets looking for a family of their own. Her furry family consists of her bearded fiancé Michael, four rescued shelter cats (elder cats Mufasa Lee and Amelia Jane, Autumn Nicole, and Mister Bojangles) and Ferdinand, a rehabilitated senior pit bull taken from an Ohio fighting bust facilitated through the HSUS dog fighting coalition and rescued by Hello Bully. She and Michael live in the North Side of Pittsburgh in Brighton Heights.