Jennifer M. Schlener
Chief of Staff
As chief of staff, Jennifer M. Schlener works as a member of the executive committee to enhance the AAMC’s strategic focus to align the association’s work across the organization.
She is responsible for the work of the AAMC Board of Directors, including its Executive Compensation committee and Governance, Nominating, and Leadership Development Committee, as well as its annual Leadership Forum. She has spoken nationally on governance matters, including the imperative for board assessment and continuous board improvement.
In her executive role, she oversees management of the Office of the President, which includes the AAMC’s strategy and innovation development and internal audit functions. She oversees the executive Leadership Team and internal executive searches, and internal organizational development activities. Her team is responsible for the development of the Medical Center Leaders Caucus and continued growth of the association’s annual awards program.
She is a highly rated national speaker, an expert facilitator of strategic and organizational development retreats, and is a certified Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability trainer.
Prior to joining the AAMC in 2007, Schlener served seven years as the Director of Development & Alumni Relations for Health Affairs at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. She began her career as a development and alumni relations professional at her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA. Schlener is a member of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Peace; is a member of Franklin & Marshall College’s Leadership Council; and she served as a past board member of the American Heart Association – Lancaster Division, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Hershey Area Playhouse.