Jennifer L. Bright, MPA
Innovation and Value Initiative
Jennifer Bright is Executive Director for the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI). Mrs. Bright brings over two decades of health care policy, issue management, patient advocacy and executive leadership to the position. Jennifer is also the founder and President of Momentum Health Strategies, where she works with clients to promote integrated behavioral health care, patient engagement, quality improvement in hospitals and prevention of healthcare-associated infections. She most recently served as Executive Director for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), a non-profit medical society representing physicians, advanced practice nurses, and researchers with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention. Jennifer’s prior executive leadership at the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) focused on advancing policy initiatives at the state and local level. Her career has also included issue analysis and strategic issue management for corporate clients at state-focused lobbying firms. Jennifer earned her degree in political science from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. and her master’s degree in Public Administration from The George Washington University, concentrating on policy analysis and program management.