Jennifer Jones Paton, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2018
Jennifer serves as both the the Colorado Bioscience Association and Colorado Bioscience Institute President & CEO.
Jennifer brings a passion and dedication to improving the Life Science pipeline in CO to her role at Colorado BioScience Institute. She focuses on developing the bioscience workforce, fostering a collaborative environment across the state's life science sector, and working with policymakers and economic developers on creating a thriving environment for the industry.
Before beginning work with The Institute, Jennifer directed Public Affairs for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She started with the Chamber in 2012 and quickly moved into leadership roles, becoming Public Affairs Director in 2014. She worked in the Vice President and policy role at the Colorado BioScience Association beginning in 2017 until moving into the CEO/President role in 2018.
Jennifer started her career in the international department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where she managed programs focused on Europe and Eurasia and planned events with U.S. and international heads of state. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from Southern Methodist University.
Meg John, Vice President
Start Date: 2014
Meg John is the Vice President for The Institute. Meg has over 15 years of experience in non-profits, specifically dedicating most of her career to increasing and improving STEM learning opportunities for students and professionals and providing meaningful opportunities for STEM workforce development. She is an active member of the Colorado Science Educator Network and sits on their Steering Committee. Meg holds an M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. Meg joined The Institute in December 2014 to manage, develop and implement programs, while also creating and carrying out a strategic long-term vision.