Jennifer Forbes is the assistant for the Community Engagement and Inclusion Division. Jennifer provides support to Community Affairs Officer Teesha Miller, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Chris Constant and their teams. She maintains daily administrative support and is involved in upcoming and ongoing projects.

Before joining the Kansas City Fed in January 2022, Forbes worked for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for 11 years. She held various supporting positions as office manager, executive assistant, and most recently as a contract specialist.

Forbes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare science from Avila University.

She has volunteered for the Girl Scouts and Habitat for Humanity.

Forbes is married with one son and two chihuahuas. She and her husband love gardening, going on new adventures together and trying new foods.

About the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up our nation's central bank. We work in the public’s interest by supporting economic and financial stability. The Kansas City Fed’s territory includes Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Our headquarters is in Kansas City, with branch offices in Denver, Omaha and Oklahoma City.

The Kansas City Fed Community Development Department promotes economic development and public understanding that leads to progress for lower-income individuals and communities. Our focus areas include community development investments, digital inclusion, small business / entrepreneurism, and workforce development.