Jeannie Fox is Deputy Director of Public Policy at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, having spent over a decade working in nonprofit and government direct service organizations. Jeannie’s experience ranges from developing and supervising psychiatric crisis residential services, running a domestic violence shelter, and being the clinical supervisor of a large city/county alcohol & drug services unit. These experiences greatly informed her later work as a nonprofit administrator and policy director.
In her current role at MCN, Jeannie is responsible for direct and grassroots lobbying and advocacy efforts on behalf of the nonprofit sector in Minnesota, and is a frequent speaker and trainer to various nonprofits increasing their capacity to do advocacy and civic engagement work. Jeannie has developed extensive training curricula for MCN-sponsored training series in Minnesota as well as custom policy institutes in various states, including Michigan, Illinois and Florida and is a Training Fellow for the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest based in Washington, D. C. She also serves on steering committees, public policy advisory councils and boards of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations.
Jeannie has a B.A. degree from South Dakota State University, a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from the University of North Texas, and a Mini-MBA for Nonprofit Organizations from the University of St. Thomas. Jeannie is also served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership department and at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs on the Twin Cities campus.