A strategic thinker on a wide variety of topics - philanthropy, education, nonprofit management, and health and wellness - JL Fields will partner with you or your organization to make tactical changes that matter.
Jerri Lynn "JL" Fields holds a Master of Science degree in college student personnel administration. She has 25 years experience in higher education and the nonprofit sector. She has served as executive director for three nonprofit organizations: a rape crisis center in Chicago, a literary arts organization in New York, and an international foundation to end violence against women and girls. JL served as adjunct faculty for the not-for-profit management program of the Business Institute at Long Island University-CW Post for five years where she taught the nonprofit board and governance course, introduction to nonprofit management, and the fundraising bootcamp. She provides strategic planning, fundraising and board development services for nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.
JL Fields is also a certified vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life Instructor, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services. She is the author of Vegan Pressure Cooking (Fair Winds Press, January 2015), co-author of Vegan for Her: The Woman's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013), contributor to Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (Lantern Books, May 2014), writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette and is a food, health and wellness freelance writer.
A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by - and on the faculty of - the Main Street Vegan Academy and is a certified Food for Life instructor (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine- PCRM).