Executive Leadership

Jan Shaeffer – President

Jan joined St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children in 2004. Jan has a background in organizational development, client relations and marketing and she leads the operations of SCFC. Prior to joining SCFC, Jan worked in investment management and client services with Morgan Stanley, CMS Companies and City of London Investment Group PLC. She is a founding member and past Board Chair of The 21st Century Society of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a Fellow of the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College, and was recognized as one of Philadelphia’s 101 Emerging Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia. Jan serves on the Chairman’s Council for the Philadelphia Zoo.

Jamiliyah Foster – Program Director

Jamiliyah’s childhood in a West Philadelphia, high crime neighborhood inspired her to dedicate her career to investigating the social determinants of health and violence in inner-city communities for all residents, but especially children. She focused her academic life in Sociology and her career in program creation, research and evaluation.

Before joining St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children in March 2014,  Jamiliyah worked at Drexel University’s School of Public Health conducting CDC-funded chronic disease prevention research with state and community partners.  In her last role, she was a Field Operations Director in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. Jamiliyah has an extensive background in research and program evaluation, has authored and co-authored multiple research publications, and is passionate about creating healthy lives for underserved children.

Jamiliyah holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Criminology from Saint Joseph’s University and is completing her Ph. D in Urban Sociology from the University of Chicago.

Jean Rath, RDH, BS – Community Oral Health Initiative Director

Jean Rath is a registered dental hygienist and a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, Jean worked as a clinical dental hygienist specializing in pediatrics: general, special needs and medically compromised care. As a Community Oral Health Coordinator, she was involved in initiatives to establish collaborative practice between dentists and pediatricians in NJ and served as a Dental Champion Hygienists for the American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ Chapter.

Additionally, Jean has been an adjunct professor for Rowan College at Burlington County Dental Hygiene Program since 2006 and a consultant member / examiner for The Commission on Dental Competency Assessment. Jean is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and has served her local component as President and Vice-President. Currently, she serves on the Pediatric Task Force for the New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association. Jean holds a Master Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida and is currently completing her Master of Science in Management with a focus in Public Health Management from Thomas Edison University.

Erin Van Bremen – Executive Coordinator

Erin recently joined St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children as the executive coordinator. She focuses on ensuring the office is running smoothly, finance, marketing and development.
Prior to joining SCFC, Erin worked for over 12 years at the American Red Cross. She managed staff responsible for ensuring pre-surgical and patient directed blood donations were collected safely. She was also responsible for the validation and analysis of equipment used in the facilitation of platelet and plasma collections. Her role was critical in maintaining FDA and state department of health regulations.
In Erin’s spare time, she enjoys her involvement in local theatre and volunteers with animal welfare organizations.