Placed Leaders

Jennifer Benito-Kowalski

Chief Executive Officer

Mothers' Milk Bank

We partnered with Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), a California-based nonprofit and a leading provider of certified, safe, pasteurized donor human milk to all babies, on the search for its CEO.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Jennifer Benito-Kowalski to the role.

Benito-Kowalski has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and a genuine passion for the organization’s mission.

As CEO, Benito-Kowalski will work to expand awareness and bolster support for MMB’s mission within the postnatal community and beyond, as the organization prepares to mark its 50th anniversary in 2024.

Previously, she served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Save the Redwoods League, where she was responsible for raising awareness for the coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, encouraging people to visit redwoods, fostering
future stewards of the redwoods, educating and informing stakeholders about redwoods and redwood ecology, and more. She led a robust marketing and commemoration plan for the League’s Forever Forest Campaign that raised more than $139M.

She is also the recipient of many marketing and communications awards including IABC’s Gold Quill, PR News’ Nonprofit PR Award, PR News’ PR People Award, the Communicator Award, California Special Districts Award, California Association of Public Information Officers MarComm award, and more.

Benito-Kowalski holds a BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego. She received her MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University.