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Jennifer (Partlow) Lipscomb, MBA 2011

Jennifer Lipscomb recently accepted a position at The Hope Institute for Children and Families as the Director of the Hope Family Center, a resource and support center for the families of Hope.  The Hope Institute is a nonprofit center providing educational, residential and health services to children with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Jennifer provides support to families seeking services, conducts research and data analysis to help build and maintain quality family based programs within the Hope Institute, and provides direct program support to the Vocational Skills Development Program, Dental Clinic and The Autism Program of Illinois.Jennifer Lipscomb--5-14--resized

Prior to working at The Hope Institute, Jennifer worked at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in the Bureau of Managed Care where she played an integral part in the program design, implementation, and monitoring of the state’s multiple Medicaid Managed Care Programs.  Jennifer began working for HFS as a Graduate Public Service Intern (GPSI) while earning her MBA. Her successful internship landed her a full time Public Administration position in the Bureau of Managed Care, a position that taught her many irreplaceable skills and provided her with experiences that she carries with her today.

Jennifer Heinemann, MBA 2013

Jennifer Heineman--Fall 13--resizedHorace Mann recently announced the promotion of Jennifer Heinemann to the position of IT Assistant Vice President over the newly formed Development Operations organization.  In a news release, the company said, “Jenny’s strong leadership qualities, her understanding of operations and project delivery make her highly respected among her peers and business partners.  Her ability to communicate transparently has earned her the trust and respect of the organization.

Jenny has a strong technical and operations background and is very focused on quality and delivery.  She has been a developer in her earlier years at Horace Mann and has a strong understanding of project management, infrastructure technology, integration technology and reporting.”

Congratulations UIS alumni, Jennifer!