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Rising Ground Welcomes Pfizer’s Senior Counsel Ingrid Green Jones To Board Of Directors

Aware of Covid’s Impact Across New York, and Attracted by Rising Ground’s Mission, Jones Calls Rising Ground “A Beacon of Hope” for Thousands   

BROOKLYN N.Y. (January 6, 2022) – As a global pandemic continues to stress New York’s already overburdened social welfare system, Rising Ground, one of New York’s most impactful human services organizations, continues to consistently deliver critically needed services to more than 25,000 individuals, children, and families each year. It’s that dedication and work that has attracted Ingrid Green Jones, a senior attorney at Pfizer, Inc., to become a member of Rising Ground’s Board of Directors, according to Alan Mucatel, Rising Ground Chief Executive Officer and Board President Matt Del Percio who announced her appointment today.

Although an attorney advisor at Pfizer for a total of eight years, Ms. Green Jones has been involved in social services for more than 25 years. She is intimately familiar with Rising Ground’s benchmark-setting work, especially its renowned Fatherhood program, which she helped to create when she worked for the City of New York as Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer.

“I am so excited to welcome Ingrid to our Board of Directors at Rising Ground,” said Del Percio, a director at Altman Solon. “She brings a world of experience on so many levels, along with a commitment to ensure Rising Ground remains a financially solid organization.”

Alan Mucatel shared that Green Jones’ arrival offers a sign of hope: “Just like her employer who has brought relief to so many across the globe during the pandemic, I see her joining the Board as a sign of someone who gets it – meaning, she understands the value in the work we do and recognizes that every one of the many thousands of clients who rely on us for critical support is a real person with real hopes and dreams.”

Ms. Green Jones said that “Joining Rising Ground Board of Directors is a ‘no-brainer.’ I’m very proud to be a part of it.” She observed that “During these challenging times of increased physical and mental health problems related to Covid-19 and its devastating impact on the economy, student learning, childcare, and the underserved, Rising Ground has remained a beacon of hope, offering amazing programs to prevent individuals from falling through the cracks.”

About Ingrid Green Jones

Ms. Green Jones has worked at Pfizer since 2017 in the roles of Senior Counsel, Trade Channel Management, and as North American Legal Lead at Upjohn. She also has served as Co-Workstream Lead, External Diversity Legal Department. In 2021, Ms. Green Jones was named a CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow, one of only 250 corporate leaders across the United States who collaborates on creating solutions to advance societal racial equity through public policy. She previously worked as Head of Compliance, and Assistant General Counsel at The College Board; Manager of Contract Management Team at the Roche Group; and legal roles at Alpharma and American Express.

As Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer at the City of New York, she advised executives and staff on all procurement matters, local laws, City administrative requirements, policies and procedures regarding purchasing/contracting operation, among other responsibilities. Ms. Green Jones is a graduate of New York Law School where she earned a J.D. She holds a master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, and a master’s in Administrative Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson. She earned a B.S. from Benedict College. A resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, Ms. Green Jones is a Board member at the Bergen Family Center. She and her husband have three adult daughters.

About Rising Ground

Rising Ground, which changed its name in 2018 from Leake & Watts, is a leading nonprofit human services organization, currently operating more than 50 programs at sites across all New York City boroughs and Westchester County, and employing a workforce of nearly 1,600 people. Daily, it provides children, adults, and families with the resources and skills needed to rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Rising Ground won the prestigious New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award in 2014. Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of supporting evolving community needs and has become a leader in utilizing result-driven, evidence-based practices. Today, the organization’s work is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 children, adults, and family members. 

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