Jennifer Flynn joined the North Star Board of Directors in July 2014, and serves as Co-Chair of the Community Funding Committee.
Jennifer is the former executive director of VOCAL-NY (previously NYC AIDS Housing Network), where she organized around welfare rights, homelessness, drug user rights, and immigration, winning campaigns that resulted in a progressive right to housing legislation and over $30 million in funding to build housing.
Prior to VOCAL-NY, she served as the managing director of Health GAP (Global Access Project), an international AIDS advocacy organization that led campaigns resulting in over $50 billion for AIDS treatment.
Among her many accomplishments, Jennifer was a recipient of the Union Square Award, Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Award and New York City Council Hero Award. She has also been highlighted as one of the leading twenty-five LGBT AIDS activists in twenty-five years by HIV Plus Magazine in 2009.
Jennifer holds a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research. She lives in Brooklyn with her spouse, Bela August Walker, their two kids, and their two dogs.
"I am proud to serve on a board that delivers life-changing—and landscape-changing—social justice victories in New York City,” says Jennifer.