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Jessica Finn Coven

Senior Vice President, Programs

Jessica leads EF’s Program Team and is a member of the EF Management Team. Working with Program staff, the board, and external partners, she synthesizes ambitious strategies that integrate policy, campaign, and communications thinking across both venues and issues. She also advances the foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work through program strategy, management practices, and organization-wide leadership. And, she partners with the Strategic Partnerships team, Program staff, and the CEO to secure the resources needed to advance EF’s program strategy.

Jessica previously served as Director, Office of Sustainability and Environment at the City of Seattle where she oversaw all aspects of the department, supervising staff and managing operations, communications, and programs. Before that she was Washington Director and Policy Specialist at Climate Solutions, a Northwest nonprofit whose mission is accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Prior to that she was Program Director at the U.S. Climate Action Network. Earlier roles include International Advisor to Greenpeace China, and Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace.