Chief Policy Officer

Joined First Place: 2016

Jane Schroeder is the Chief Policy Officer at First Place for Youth, where she leads the organization’s policy advocacy and systems change initiatives at the federal, state, and local level–advancing policies that remove barriers for foster youth transitioning into independence, and helping to create a policy environment where impact-driven nonprofits can thrive. Prior to joining First Place in November 2016, Jane worked in Government Relations for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, where she advocated for legislation and regulation to protect patient safety and advance the nursing profession. Jane earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montréal, Québec.