Staff / Jennifer Singleton


Jennifer Singleton, Managing Director of Programs

Jennifer Singleton has more than 20 years of leadership experience working with organizations at the forefront of movements for social change.  An ardent AIDS activist, she spent several years with MZA Inc., founders of AIDS Walk movement, mobilizing corporate support and public engagement in the AIDS Walks, nationally.  Like many New Yorkers, Jennifer was passionate about the city’s recovery efforts following the events of September 11th.  Her work as part of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation’s inaugural resource development team contributed to the early strategic fundraising efforts that later gave rise to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.  Jennifer has also served as Director of Programs, Director of Business Development, and Director of Development while with Keep a Child Alive (KCA), an international non-profit organization providing comprehensive HIV treatment and surrounding care for children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.  Prior to joining WPA, Jennifer served as Managing Director of Infinite Family, a global mentoring organization serving youth affected by HIV and poverty living in South Africa’s post-Apartheid townships. There, she was responsible for driving institutional performance and helping to scale Infinite Family’s innovative video mentoring platform to youth in resource-poor communities throughout South Africa. 

Jennifer’s expertise in strategic planning, partnership development and program administration have fueled her career-long passion to catalyze movements for social change. She is thrilled to be part of WPA, and to help women with criminal justice histories see new possibilities for themselves and their families.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bard College.  She is the mother of an 11-year old son, Joseph, and resides in New York City.

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