JC Rivers has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organization from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. With over 30 years in leadership positions, her professional experience, expertise, and interest are in health care and education management, organization development, capacity- and infrastructure- building and social responsibility. During the 1990s, Dr. Rivers was founding staff for several government-sponsored, and commercial managed care organizations, and have extensive experience in human services, school systems, and higher education. She has been a guest speaker with forums on public health, urban education, and grant and revenue development. She currently serves as a member of several boards of directors. Dr. River’s has a passion for social justice and championing causes for the disenfranchised and underserved urban and rural communities.