Jennifer Lanser is the new Executive Director of Songcatchers, having just joined the organization in December 2022. Jennifer believes in music to elevate life and educational experience. A piano player herself, she takes pride that both her children are involved in music as well. Her daughter is a violin 2 and piano 1 NYSSMA musician. Her son is learning saxophone at Band in CSDNR and piano privately.
Most recently as Director of Communications and Development for the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province, Jennifer helped raise more than a million dollars through fundraising, communications efforts, and grants; streamed prayer services and events; and refocused the Ursuline message to convey
their ongoing service to the local and global community.
As Executive Director of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer was as an advocate and a public relations specialist for businesses within the New Rochelle community. In addition to marketing and promoting business in New Rochelle, Jennifer also led the planning for many of the beloved community events in New Rochelle including the Annual Thanksgiving
Parade (where she brought Mighty Mouse back to New Rochelle), the Holiday Lighting and Women of Excellence award dinner and other recurring events. In addition, Jennifer helped many of the youth and underserved of the community through her work with the internship and work development programs. She also was the engaging radio show host of “The Chamber Show” on WVOX for 5 years.
Beginning her career at Bellevue Hospital in NYC after graduating Fordham University with a BS in Chemistry, Jennifer held varied roles there during her 6 years there. She started by leading a volunteer internship program throughout the world-renowned Emergency Department. Jennifer then ran the
Blood Donor Program saving the hospital millions of dollars each year. She concluded by managing Bellevue’s Ambulatory Care clinic with 150-physicians and an inter-disciplinary staff.
While obtaining her MBA with honors in Marketing and International Business at Iona College [University], Jennifer began working at Executive Health Exams International at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. As their Director of Marketing she rebranded an 80-year-old company through a radio campaign with Howard Stern, Curtis Sliwa and Kuby and other methods.
A community advocate, Jennifer was selected by the New Rochelle Chapter of the Salvation Army to receive the Distinguished Community Service award in 2016 for her work helping during their Christmas campaigns. In 2019 Jennifer was selected by United Hebrew for their 100 Year Anniversary for the
Community Service award for her outreach and by the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle as Woman of the Year.