JPB Foundation Promotes Betsy Krebs to Vice President, Poverty Program
As of April 18, 2016, Betsy Krebs has been promoted to Vice President, Poverty at the JPB Foundation. She will manage the Foundation’s grantmaking programs with the goal of increasing opportunities for people in poverty in the US. Most recently Betsy has served as Program Director in the Poverty Program, overseeing the Foundation’s grants in the areas of immigrants’ rights, voting rights, and economic opportunities.
Betsy has decades of experience collaborating with diverse populations across the US to work for social justice. Before coming to JPB, Betsy co-founded the Youth Advocacy Center, where she provided vision and leadership for staff, board members, and partners in the private and public sectors. Her work there included funding, developing, and overseeing self-advocacy, community organizing, and education programs with youth in foster care and other government systems. She has authored and published books, articles, and reports, and presented at national and local conferences, workshops, and trainings. Betsy started her legal career representing children in court, after graduating from Harvard Law School.
Tana Ebbole, Vice President of the Poverty Program for the past year, will re-join the JPB Poverty Advisory Committee. She will continue to be a trusted advisor and consultant to the Foundation, focusing on grant portfolios related to the alleviation of toxic stress and other emerging areas of interest to The JPB Foundation.