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Chief Financial Officer
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Jeanne-Marie (Jaja) grew up in the US, Ecuador and Chile. Her upbringing and family span both US and Latin American culture. As a result she is a mess, but is also bilingual, bicultural and can defend herself in French. Her family settled in the Washington, DC area, eventually moving to the Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Jaja studied creative writing at American University, acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and right out of college worked as a flight attendant for PanAm. After seven years, Jaja came back down to earth and began her environmental career at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. As assistant to the director for Latin America and the Caribbean, she coordinated projects and events throughout the region as well as the US. In the late 90s she moved to Annapolis and for 12 years was Vice President of Annapolis Performance Sailing, managing the administrative end of the business; accounting, human resources, office management, as well as editing and proofing its annual mail order catalog. In December of 2011, Jaja joined the Alliance, bringing her many skills to support a mission she deeply believes in.
Jaja has three amazing daughters who are the love of her life. Jaja loves to cook, often sharing her creations with friends and colleagues.