Jennifer Wortham, Dr PH

Founder and Chair

Portrait of Jennifer Wortham Jennifer S. Wortham, Dr.PH, is a religion, spirituality, and forgiveness research associate at the Harvard Human Flourishing Program. She earned her doctorate in public health at the UCLA, Fielding School of Public Health, and she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Jennifer served as a strategy and population health executive and consultant for leading healthcare organizations in the public and private sectors, and as the Executive Director of the Society for Healthcare Improvement Professionals.

Book entitled A Letter to the Pope by Jennifer Wortham Dr. Wortham has extensive experience teaching graduate-level courses in project management, Lean Six Sigma, and quality improvement methods. In 2019, she authored a memoir on clergy sexual abuse titled A Letter to the Pope: The Keeper of the Nest (New Insights Press). She serves as an advisory member of the Spirit Fire Board, and on the Survivor Advisory Panel for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults. Jennifer is Chair of the Global Collaborative to establish an annual day of observance for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse.