ABOUT. 

​PRINCIPAL/OWNER
Leah Berger Jensen, MPH

MEET LEAH.

 

Leah Berger Jensen is principal of The Berger Group and founded the company in 2013 based upon the belief that everyone deserves access to quality care, and that a healthy community is necessary for a productive and vibrant community.  

 

Ms. Jensen has been in New Orleans since 2003 and her work has spanned across a variety of roles and responsibilities including clinic management, leadership at an academic medical school, and outcomes-based research.  In addition to her ten-plus year career in the Greater New Orleans area, she also has international experience working and studying in Senegal, Kenya, Ghana and Thailand.

 

Her skill set includes developing, designing & planning health clinics; developing integrated models of care; systems level planning; and a range of services focusing on improving health outcomes based upon a framework grounded in public health, capacity building and social justice.  

 

Ms. Jensen is a Certified Emergenetics Associate and facilitates workshops about how to build effective and efficient leadership and business in the areas of productivity, leadership, decision-making, attitudes and teamwork.

 

Prior to The Berger Group, Leah worked at Tulane University School of Medicine (TUSOM) for 7 years. Her efforts led to the founding of TUSOM's Office of Community Affairs and Health Policy and she served as its Executive Director. In this role she led the Office towards its goal of improving population health and building capacity through innovative and community engaged clinical care, education, research and policy advancement.  Ms. Jensen concurrently served as the Co-Executive Director of the Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center, a clinic dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective care to under-resourced and uninsured families. While under her leadership, TUSOM received the prestigious Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Association of American Medical Colleges .

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP.

Ms. Jensen has held a variety of leadership roles across the world, including: 

 

  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Health Committee Chair

  • ELES4Africa Conference, E-Health Co-Chair

  • Broad Community Connections, Board Member

  • Broad Community Connections Healthy Lifestyles Committee, Chair

  • Louisiana Mobile Health Coalition, Co-Chair & Founder

  • GNO Mobile Health Consortium, Co-Chair & Founder

  • Global Health RC, INC., Board Member

  • National Mobile Health Clinic Network, Advisory Board Member

  • Central City Health Coalition, Co-Chair & Co-Founder

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation Institutional Review Board, Board Member

  • City of New Orleans Community Health Improvement Plan, Access Planning Taskforce

  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Community Health Advisory Committee

EDUCATION.

 

A double major in Cultural Anthropology and Gender and Women Studies led to her Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College. She received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2004 with a focus in International Health and Development. 

RECOGNITION.

 

As a leader in healthcare innovation, Ms. Jensen’s work has been highlighted by over 20 media outlets and organizations, and she has been quoted in numerous articles and journals, including The Lancet, one of the world’s leading and most respected general medical journals. Her research was published in the journal “Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice” in 2008.  She has been an invited speaker at conferences locally, nationally, and around the world to share her expertise on topics such as mobile health, responding to health in post-disaster settings, and buildinglocal community capacity.

 

Ms. Jensen was named as New Orleans' “Top 40 Under 40” in 2007, an honor recognizing New Orleans' outstanding achievers, and selected as part of the 2010-2011 class for NORLI (New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute). She was named one of the nation’s “100 Great Disruptive Heroes” in 2012 by Hacking Work: Business Innovation for her pioneering work improving the health care delivery system, and subsequently featured in the follow up book Disrupt! Do Epic Sh*t: 25 Successful Habits for an Extremely Disruptive World published in 2013.

 

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Eric Jensen
MEET ERIC.

 

Eric Jensen joined The Berger Group so the firm could streghten its offerings in Organizational Development & Leadership.  Mr. Jensen is a sought after consultant when it comes to facilitation and convening diverse groups and organizations whether it be staff retreats, strategic planning or other special projects and events. He has also has a large knowledge base and experience in youth participation strategies, leadership, and participatory action research models. 

 

Mr. Jensen brings rich experience working within the youth development and education sectors in New Orleans. Most recently, he acted as the Deputy Director of the Partnership for Youth Development (PYD), a youth development intermediary in New Orleans. Eric joined the Partnership for Youth Development in January 2009 as the Director of Youth Engagement. Eric has profound experience in authentic youth engagement, out of school time strategies, and systems level reforms. He has primarily focused on methods of engagement and increasing quality associated with youth delivery models. Eric was an original architect and leader for the New Orleans Youth Master Plan, YouthShift for the City of New Orleans. Eric also managed PYD's other collective impact youth system efforts to improve youth outcomes in New Orleans. While at PYD, Eric has also developed and facilitated an innovative and regional youth-driven resource mapping project as well as develop a municipal leadership fellowship for older youth. The mapping project’s outcome is a user friendly online resource map for youth, families, and resource providers to use as a community engagement tool which was awarded a New Orleans CityBusiness Innovator of the Year award.   

 

Prior to working for the Partnership for Youth Development, Mr. Jensen focused on youth development with the dropout prevention agency, Communities In Schools of New Orleans. Here he focused on the design and implementation of several youth leadership initiatives with local high schools. He is also a founding member and leader of the nationally based Young Planners Network, which advocates for bringing young people to the table of planning conversations. Eric arrived in New Orleans in 2003 through the Teach For America program where he taught social studies at both Booker T. Washington and Sarah T. Reed high schools. 

 

 

 

 

MEET ERIC.

 

Eric Jensen joined The Berger Group so the firm could streghten its offerings in Organizational Development & Leadership.  Mr. Jensen is a sought after consultant when it comes to facilitation and convening diverse groups and organizations whether it be staff retreats, strategic planning or other special projects and events. He has also has a large knowledge base and experience in youth participation strategies, leadership, and participatory action research models. 

 

Mr. Jensen brings rich experience working within the youth development and education sectors in New Orleans. Most recently, he acted as the Deputy Director of the Partnership for Youth Development (PYD), a youth development intermediary in New Orleans. Eric joined the Partnership for Youth Development in January 2009 as the Director of Youth Engagement. Eric has profound experience in authentic youth engagement, out of school time strategies, and systems level reforms. He has primarily focused on methods of engagement and increasing quality associated with youth delivery models. Eric was an original architect and leader for the New Orleans Youth Master Plan, YouthShift for the City of New Orleans. Eric also managed PYD's other collective impact youth system efforts to improve youth outcomes in New Orleans. While at PYD, Eric has also developed and facilitated an innovative and regional youth-driven resource mapping project as well as develop a municipal leadership fellowship for older youth. The mapping project’s outcome is a user friendly online resource map for youth, families, and resource providers to use as a community engagement tool which was awarded a New Orleans CityBusiness Innovator of the Year award.   

 

Prior to working for the Partnership for Youth Development, Mr. Jensen focused on youth development with the dropout prevention agency, Communities In Schools of New Orleans. Here he focused on the design and implementation of several youth leadership initiatives with local high schools. He is also a founding member and leader of the nationally based Young Planners Network, which advocates for bringing young people to the table of planning conversations. Eric arrived in New Orleans in 2003 through the Teach For America program where he taught social studies at both Booker T. Washington and Sarah T. Reed high schools. 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION.

 

Eric graduated in 2003 with his Bachelor of Arts degree studying Political Science and Political Philosphy from Michigan State University. Go Spartans.  

RECOGNITION.

 

As a leader in youth development, Mr. Jensen’s work has been highlighted by both local and national organizations. Most recently he received the Trumpet Award as "Best Education Advocate" by New Orleans Neighborhood Partnership Network.  He was selected as a as Y-PLAN National Fellow for the University of California-Berkeley's Center for Cities and Schools in 2013, and selected as a national "Community Leader" in 2011 to attend the White House's Community Leaders Briefing Series in Washington, DC. 

 

Mr. Jensen was named as New Orleans' “Top 40 Under 40” in 2009, an honor recognizing New Orleans' outstanding achievers. In 2009 his work in youth mapping was recognized as "Innovators of the Year" by New Orleans CityBusiness.

 

 

CONSULTANT
Meghan Hunter, LMSW, MPH
MEET MEGHAN.

 

Meghan Hunter joined The Berger Group as an intern to gain experience working within the public health sector of Louisiana.  Meghan concurrently works with Rehabilitation Services of Central Louisiana as a community Mental Health Professional.

 

Prior to working with The Berger Group, Meghan was employed as a social worker with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey where she became interested in access to care and health care funding structures within the U.S. health care system.  She has a knowledge base in labor optimization strategies and training, health care organization and policy, and maternal and child health.

 

Meghan served as President for the Student Association for Graduate Education (SAGE) while attending UAB’s Ryals School of Public Health.  During her term as President, she assisted in the facilitation of monthly seminars focusing on Maternal & Child health topics for the student body; planned and participated in fundraising events and community service activities; and offered mentorship to incoming maternal and child health trainees.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION.

 

A double major in Psychology and Social Work led to her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.  She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Ryals School of Public Health in 2015 within the department of Health Care Organization & Policy and a focus in Maternal & Child Health.  She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2015.

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