Jackie Sanders, Executive Director, leads the Foundation’s operations, program-related investments, and communications. She began working with the Junaids in 2020 before the Foundation’s establishment on philanthropic and business activities that aligned with her experience as a strategic marketer with domain expertise in the healthcare and life science industries.
Ms. Sanders is also the principal of Purple Carrot, a boutique strategic marketing firm that works with intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial business ventures within the health and wellness space. Previously, Ms. Sanders worked as a senior leader within several leading healthcare communications firms in New York City, including Havas Health, The Bloc, and Cline, Davis & Mann, driving agency support of the launch and inline branding and communications work for F500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology treatments across a broad array of therapeutic categories. She began her career in product management at Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson.
She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.