Jennifer Shore, MA (She/her)
Jen joined the Focus for Health team in January 2019. Jen has spent most of her career in the field of human services, specifically working with high-risk populations and people with disabilities. Throughout the years, she has incorporated her interest in wellness and nutrition into her career. Jen has partnered with various organizations throughout the last 25 years and has written numerous cookbooks and wellness manuals geared towards people with disabilities, as well as WIC and SNAP recipients. When Jen is not working, she can be found cooking, gardening, and driving her kids to sports practices.
In addition to her work in human services, Jen is very involved with various boards and organizations in her community. Jen has degrees in Psychology from Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Kiaya Conover (She/her)
Director of Operations
Kiaya is a native of New Jersey who joined Focus for Health in January of 2020, as a program coordinator. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Public Health. During college she spent a majority of her spare time volunteering by tutoring children in New Brunswick. After college Kiaya worked for various non-profits that focused on Maternal Health. Outside of work Kiaya enjoys spending time with her daughters, talking to friends, and trying new restaurants.
Passion Gladney, AS (she/her)
Passion joined the Focus for Health team in November 2022. She graduated from Middlesex College with an Associates in Biology. She then transferred to Rutgers. While in college, Passion spent time working with NJPIRG and tutoring children in Newark and Somerset. After college, Passion joined the workforce. She’s held management positions in several customer service-based occupations. In her spare time, Passion loves spending time and traveling with her daughter, family, and friends.
Alex Counts (he/him)
Alex Counts is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, a nonprofit consultant, and a writer. Alex joined the Focus for Health team in 2021. Alex founded the Grameen Foundation and served as president and CEO for 18 years. Alex is a consultant for several nonprofits including the India Philanthropy Alliance. He recently released a book in 2020 titled When in Doubt, Ask for More: And 213 Other Life and Career Lessons for the Mission-Driven Leader.
Jessica Thompson (she/her)
Social Media Coordinator
Jessica joined the Focus for Health team in June 2022, after a brief internship in July 2019. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a B.S. in psychology and a statistics minor. During college, Jessica worked on several research projects focusing on human development and sociology. In her spare time, Jessica plays guitar and sings in her band Hotel Fiction.