CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo: Jennifer Carusetta, Health System Alliance of Arizona

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Community Leadership and Outreach Committee will be hosting the first ever Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo. The purpose of the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo is to provide training for ladies that are interested in pursuing roles in community leadership and to create opportunities for them to practice those skills.

jennifer 1Among the fabulous presenters that will be featured at the Community Leadership Summit is the JLP’s very own Jennifer Carusetta, Executive Director of Health System Alliance of Arizona. Jennifer has worked in public policy and legislative affairs in the State of Arizona for nearly two decades. Jennifer joined the Alliance in 2015 as the organization’s first Executive Director.  In this role, Jennifer is responsible for the oversight of all Alliance operations; the cultivation of partnerships with Arizona policymakers, business leaders and community stakeholders; in addition to the establishment and advancement of the Alliance’s policy and legislative agendas.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Jennifer served as the Chief Legislative Liaison at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), where she oversaw the advancement of the State Medicaid Agency’s legislative agenda, and acted as liaison between AHCCCS, the Governor’s Office, the Legislature and other government agencies.

Jennifer has worked in Government Relations for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and served in the administrations of both Governors Hull and Napolitano.

Jennifer is a Flinn-Brown Fellow who proudly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University. In her spare time, Jennifer is a part-time instructor in Northern Arizona University’s Extended Campus Public Administration Program, and is active in Junior League of Phoenix and other community activities.

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Between now and April 15th, we will be posting information about the fabulous presenters that have volunteered to share their knowledge to help us be the best community leaders we can.

This event has been graciously sponsored by a number of community organizations that believe in the potential of ladies to be leaders of our community. Wells Fargo has graciously agreed to host the day’s activities at their Connections Center and the Gratitude Hour at the Wells Fargo History Museum where attendees and participants will be able to see the original Wells Fargo stagecoaches that brought the earliest financial services to settlers in the Western states. Pei Wei Asian Diner has generously agreed to provide lunch to all the event participants and presenters to ensure that everyone has a freshly made, nutritious lunch. Valley Leadership has kindly agreed to sponsor the Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo Gratitude Hour to help ensure that all our community participants are properly thanked.  Lastly, the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation believed in CLO, before CLO even existed by providing the seed grant that got the Community Leadership Program started and got Summit and Expo going.

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For more information about the CLO Community Leadership Summit and Nonprofit Expo, please contact CLO at or (602) 234-3388 x228.