On Friday, April 1, we say goodbye to our incredible Director of Business Services and Department Administrator Jenni Stevens, MPA. Please help us thank Jenni for everything she has done for the department over the last 14 years, and wish her well in retirement!
Jenni arrived in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn in 2008 after several years with the UW SMPH Department of Surgery. When she joined, the department had recently brought on a new chair and was in a time of big changes and big challenges. Jenni has been integral to every area of growth the department has experienced since then.
This includes expanding clinical faculty by 30%, negotiating partnerships for clinical outreach programs across the state and northern Illinois, greatly increasing clinical revenue, and building the department’s infrastructure in support of our clinical, educational, research, and outreach missions. Her careful stewardship of department resources has set us on a stable, sustainable path for future growth.
The UW Department of Ob-Gyn is not the only part of UW SMPH to benefit from Jenni’s talents. She has long served on SMPH and UW Health committees like the SMPH Internal/External Website Committee and the UW Health Community Care Council. Her mentorship and support of other SMPH department administrators is deeply appreciated.
From managing budgets to reorganizing funds flows, recruiting top-tier talent, streamlining annual review processes, supporting exciting efforts in research and education, building a supportive community for department staff, and so much more, Jenni has done it all.
Thank you, Jenni, for 14 years of exceptional leadership! Congratulations on your retirement, you will be sorely missed.