Jamie Gauthier joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy in January 2017 as Senior Director of Public Partnerships and was named Executive Director in September of 2017. She brings with her a depth of experience related to community development, grassroots engagement, economic development, and nonprofit administration, and will work to expand the Conservancy’s reach and engagement in neighborhoods across Philadelphia.
Most recently, Jamie served as Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), where she led the organization through a strategic planning process that enabled the growth of its programming, including the creation of a new public policy department. Jamie also expanded SBN’s human resources, and attracted new sources of funding, in her time with the organization. Prior to SBN, Jamie worked as a Program Officer with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). There, she directed investment towards community development corporations and supported their efforts to revitalize Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
As with her professional efforts, Jamie’s volunteer life has been dedicated towards the betterment of local communities. She holds board positions with PennFuture and University City District, and for many years, served as President of Garden Court Community Association, her local civic association. Jamie holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University, and views parks as community assets vital for gathering, recreation, and overall neighborhood health. She is a resident of West Philadelphia, and is mother to two sons, Xavier 13, and Nathaniel, 9.