Jennifer Perry has been Executive Director of the Children’s Action Network (CAN) since its inception. By marshaling the immense communications power of the entertainment community, CAN inspires the public to take action on behalf of children.
Prior to her tenure at CAN, Jennifer was Director of Public Affairs for Act III Communications and served on the Washington staff of Senator Alan Cranston and Congressman Mickey Leland.
Jennifer is a recipient of the Nancy Daly Advocacy Award from the Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth. Under her stewardship, CAN has received both an Adoption Excellence Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services and a Television Academy Honors for A Home for the Holidays, CAN’s annual special promoting foster care adoption. CAN’s immunization work was recognized by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, as well as the NCCD.
Jennifer has served on the boards of the Children’s Law Center, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, as an Advisor to the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Major League Baseball Player’s Trust for Children, and the Los Angeles Commission on Children Youth and their Families. She also served on the board of the Mar Vista Family Center and Para Los Niños and was appointed to the Los Angeles City Child Care Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women.