Jeanette Whitman-Lee currently serves as VP of Human Resources to the Educational Alliance – a non-profit agency with a 130 year history in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In her current role, she is involved in leading a 7-person HR team in developing socially conscious initiatives & policies and working with the executive team to develop an engaged and productive workforce. She earned her CPP (Certified Protection Professional) certification from ASIS and her SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional in HR) from Society of Human Resource Managers, contributing actively in a variety of different ways to both professional organizations.
Jeanette graduated with a BA in English from Eastern CT State University, where, near her alma mater, she experienced her first professional role — teaching elementary school in a small Catholic school for the Diocese of Norwich, CT. After 11 years of teaching, Jeanette transitioned industries, working in a variety of multi-unit roles in the retail industry. During this time Jeanette also volunteered as a weekend Administrator at Holy Family Home and Shelter, a homeless shelter for children and families in Willimantic CT, a part-time Administrator at the Ronald McDonald House, has served on the Board of Directors for Tropical Federal Credit Union since 2012 and is currently a member of the MBA Advisory Board at Berkeley College in Woodland, NJ. Jeanette lives with her husband Ed in Bridgeport, CT with their 3 rescue cats: Bubby, Mon Amie, and Cyrano.