Jared has been an integral member of the Population Health Department since 2018. He initially served as Wellness Advocate with the BeWell initiative to help UVA Team Members achieve health and wellness goals. He then worked as a Patient Advocate and was promoted to Lead Patient Advocate. These roles developed his passion for supporting patients in navigating the healthcare system after their UVA Medical Center discharges.
Jared’s dedication to supporting patients and addressing the barriers that impede their access to health care and community services, and his success with assisting both patients and colleagues, led to his current role as Patient Advocacy Manager. He takes the lead in hiring, onboarding, training, and managing the advocates; designing, assessing, and revising standard workflows; and meeting with internal and external partners to form and support effective collaborations.
Jared is a veteran of both the Marine Corps and Virginia National Guard. He holds a bachelor's degree from UVA and a master's degree in theology. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two children and is actively involved in his community. When he is not out exploring nature, you can find him with a good book or engaging in a friendly competition over a board game with his family and friends.