Jennifer D. Jackson ’88 MBA

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Jennifer D. Jackson is president and CEO of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and Affiliates, a position she has held since 2000.


Ms. Jackson leads CHA's advocacy, policy development, information, quality improvement, patient safety, population health, and education services. CHA's mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by leading, representing, and serving hospitals, health systems, and healthcare providers across the continuum of care that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement. Ms. Jackson also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CHA's affiliated organizations, including a patient safety organization and information technology and data affiliates. Prior to being named CEO of CHA and Affiliates, Ms. Jackson served as the organization's general counsel and as vice president of clinical services, overseeing legal and regulatory advocacy, monitoring, representation, and communication. Prior to joining CHA in 1988, she held various positions in hospital nursing and nursing administration and insurance medical management.

Community Service

Ms. Jackson was elected to the University of New Haven's Board of Governors in January 2019. She is also a member of the advisory board of the University's School of Health Sciences. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and is part of the board of trustees for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. For more than a decade, she served on the board of trustees of the Country School of Madison, Connecticut, and was a member of its executive and finance committees.


Ms. Jackson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware, a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.


Ms. Jackson resides in Madison, Connecticut, with her husband, Keith Hoffer. She has three adult children.