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Jane Erickson


Joined Rippel: 2013

Jane's Role

Jane is the Director of Learning and Impact at The Rippel Foundation, where she leads Rippel’s work to measure, evaluate, and understand efforts for stewarding collaborative, equitable system change across the country. Jane and her team develop the frameworks, metrics, and approaches to surface and synthesize the effects of Rippel’s efforts and convey collective insights about what works, for whom, how, and under what contexts. The Learning and Impact team builds conditions that center learning and adaptation in all of Rippel’s work as an effective social change practice.

About Jane

A facilitator and pattern-spotter, Jane draws on rich experience in applied research, program design and implementation, and organizational strategy. She has led numerous nation-wide efforts to develop a shared understanding of the landscape of multisector collaboration to improve community health, including the ReThink Health Pulse Check survey. Jane has also designed and directed a range of nationally focused action-learning projects to build and spread practices for stewarding equitable system change, including ReThink Health Ventures (2016-2018) and Amplifying Stewardship Together (2019-2021).


Previously, she oversaw the grants and contracts department at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative. She began her career working to foster civic engagement across communities in the US and internationally, including as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. In 2020, Jane was named a Terrance Keenan Institute fellow by Grantmakers in Health.


Jane holds a BA in Public Policy and Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and MPA, MAIR, and Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health from Syracuse University.


Jane loves to imagine alternative futures through world-building science fiction and high fantasy (novels, television, or movies!). A Colorado native, she now lives in Syracuse, NY with her partner and two busy toddlers, where she spends as much time outside as she can — no matter the weather.