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Jennifer Perry

Vice Chair

Jennifer Perry is Executive Director of the Children’s Action Network (CAN) and the Co-founder of FosterMore.

Her work with CAN and FosterMore focuses on raising awareness about children in foster care and the 101,000 children in this country waiting for adoptive families. Current initiatives include the Foster Care Friendly Workplace, A Home for the Holidays, and National Adoption Day. 

Prior to her tenure at CAN, Jennifer was Director of Public Affairs for Act III Communications and served on the Washington, DC staff of California Senator Alan Cranston and Congressman Mickey Leland.  

Jennifer is a recipient of the Nancy Daly Advocacy Award from the Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth and the Outstanding Advocate for Foster Children Award from Raise a Child. Under her stewardship, CAN received a Television Academy Honor for A Home for the Holidays, CAN’s annual special promoting foster care adoption, and an Adoption Excellence Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Jennifer currently serves on California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chair of the Board of the Children’s Law Center. She has served on the Los Angeles Commission on Children Youth and their Families, the boards of the Mar Vista Family Center and Para Los Niños, and was appointed to the Los Angeles City Child Care Commission, and the Commission on the Status of Women.