Jennifer Delaney

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"Jennifer Delaney, the former and founding Executive Director of Global Action for Children, is a children’s advocate with more than 15 years of international business and development experience in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

"She served as Senior Program Officer for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs’ Africa Alive! Initiative, which reaches young people with AIDS prevention messages through music and entertainment. While at the Hope for African Children Initiative, she played a key role in successfully advocating that 10 percent of funding under the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-25) be dedicated to programs for orphans and vulnerable children. She served on the Board of the Firelight Foundation, the Children Affected by AIDS steering committee, and the Better Care Network.

"For seven years Delaney worked in Japan for Kyodo Tokyo, Inc, one of Asia’s premier entertainment firms, where she negotiated concert tours and endorsement deals for major American and British performing artists for the Japanese and Asian markets.

"She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters of Policy Management and Non-Profit Management Certificate from Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. Delaney studied International Business at Oxford University, and has worked or traveled in more than 40 countries." [1]

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  1. Jennifer Delaney, Global Action for Children, accessed January 24, 2011.