Senior Donor Relations
Jeannine is widely regarded as a compassionate “people person” with a deeply rooted dedication to improving the lives of those she serves. Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated from Marymount High School in West Los Angeles and received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While working in Film Studies at UC, Santa Barbara she enjoyed raising her two children and owning and operating a bed & breakfast Inn.
Jeannine has worked for Sansum Diabetes Research Institute for 20 years; in 1994 she was chosen to be part of the development department’s Capital Campaign and in 1996 she was privileged to work as executive assistant to Dr. Lois Jovanovic, CEO, while continuing to support fundraising efforts for the organization. Her work in development continues to help raise awareness of diabetes in the community and raise money for programs in research, education, and care.