Jennifer M. Allen serves as CEO of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, protecting and promoting reproductive health, rights, and justice in Alaska, Hawai'i, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky and Washington. She previously served as CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, leading that team to major election victories in 2017 and translating those victories into successful Medicaid Expansion and increased access to long acting, reversible contraception in Virginia in the 2018 legislative session.
Before moving to Virginia, Jennifer served 14 years as Policy Director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawai'i, building on her prior career focus on social justice, particularly women’s and LGBTQ rights, which she did in non-profit organizations and on political campaigns.
Jennifer grew up in Berkeley, California and also lived in Montana and Massachusetts before graduating from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1997. She currently lives in Olympia with her partner and two cats.