Jessica Cohen is the Managing Director of Community Relations for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Jessica began her career as a nonprofit consultant, specializing in foundation relations and nonprofit operations, and working with federal, state, and local public policy. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Director of Government and Foundation Relations at Friends of Breakthrough Schools. In this position, Jessica oversaw the network’s robust portfolio of foundations and government grants, and directed the network’s advocacy efforts.
A senior nonprofit professional, Jessica has also served on the staff of U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. She is currently a member of the Cleveland Heights Planning Commission and the board of YeshTikvah. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University and is working towards her Masters’ in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.