Jenna Lane (she/her) is a communications officer who brings experience in journalism and public health to her work at Blue Shield of California Foundation. She leads the Foundation's journalism grantmaking, which includes strengthening media that serve Californians of color in communities with low incomes, and develops content for Foundation initiatives such as LetsEndDV.org.
Before joining the Foundation, she was a key member of the communications team that developed critical safety messages for diverse communities and positioned the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) as a national leader in the COVID-19 pandemic response. As part of the Mental Health Reform team at SFDPH, Jenna’s work at the intersection of homelessness, substance use, and serious mental illness involved strategic counsel, public policy and narrative change, media relations, and community collaboration.
Jenna has devoted nearly 20 years of her career to journalism, mostly as a radio news reporter. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology-sociology from Middlebury College and a certificate in documentary field studies from the Salt Institute. She enjoys traveling, food, and the outdoors with her family and friends.
Email: jenna.lane [at] blueshieldcafoundation.org