Jennifer Canvasser

Founder and Executive Director of the NEC Society

Jennifer Canvasser founded the NEC Society, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), after losing her son Micah to the disease. The NEC Society is a leading international champion for the prevention of NEC in fragile infants. Jennifer's expertise includes children's environmental health, nonprofit leadership, and community organizing. She has presented on diverse children's health topics nationally and internationally. Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A. and earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a focus on community organizing.