Jennifer Pfeffer currently serves as the Sr. Director of Operations for Ecumen, a senior living, and services organization. Her portfolio includes oversight of Ecumen’s owned and managed properties throughout Minnesota. Prior to that role, she was the Executive Director at Ecumen Pathstone Living for 18 years, which consistently achieved 5-star quality ratings. She also received Ecumen’s Gold Standard Award for Excellence and Leadership for two consecutive years. In 2020, Jennifer was the recipient of LeadingAge Minnesota’s Outstanding Leadership award. Jennifer is a Mankato native and holds a Master’s Degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Licensed Health Services Executive.
Jennifer has served on many community and state boards, including Greater Mankato Growth, YMCA (past chair), Mayo Mankato Community Health Engagement Committee, Mankato Rotary (past chair), South Central Workforce Council, Leading Age MN, and The Board of Examiners for Long Term Services and Supports (past chair). She was a 2012 Mankato YWCA Women of Distinction Award recipient.
Jennifer and her husband, Dave, a local contractor, have built and lived in 15 different homes in the Mankato area. They have two sons and five grandchildren.
Jennifer was appointed to the Mankato Area Foundation Board of Directors in 2019. She currently serves as the chair of the Strategy and Governance committee.