Business & Development Committee
Board-elected (current term ends 2015)
Jayne’s professional life has focused on private sector economic development, primarily in Africa. Following her first job as a Peace Corps English teacher in Benin, West Africa, Jayne pursued her passion for global development, working in the international consulting divisions of Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche. She was the Africa Region Consulting Director for Deloitte & Touche for 10 years, and was based in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
After relocating to California in 1999, Jayne joined the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a program officer in the Organizational Effectiveness Program. There, she supported grantees of the foundation’s Population Program by recommending and providing capacity building grants. As Co-Chair of the Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (AGAG), she helped build the group, helping other foundations launch grantmaking in Africa. Jayne also worked as Executive Director for a Silicon Valley nonprofit for five years.
In 2008 Jayne became active with the National Peace Corps Association, first as California Coordinator for the MorePeaceCorps Campaign, advocating for a greatly expanded Peace Corps budget. She marched with the Peace Corps contingent in Barack Obama’s inaugural parade in 2009. Jayne now serves on the Business and Development Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Washington DC.
Jayne holds a BA degree in History from Duke University and a MBA from the University of North Carolina. She enjoys swimming, the theatre, reading, and yoga. She is an active community volunteer, serving on several nonprofit boards.