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Jennifer Brown
Athena Board Member
Executive Director | EY

Jennifer Brown has 30 years of accounting and auditing experience both in public accounting and private industry, the last 21 years with Ernst & Young. Since transferring to the San Diego office in 2000, Jennifer has been focused on serving private clients in the early-stage venture backed life sciences practice. Jennifer also has experience serving SEC clients and has been involved in numerous initial public offerings undertaken by her clients over the past 15 years.
Jennifer’s many clients have included Tocagen, Otonomy, Auspex, eFFECTOR, Lumena, Mpex, Tragara, Patara, Avidity, Conforma Therapeutics, NovaCardia, Phenomix, ViaCyte, AltheaDx, Ceregene and Conatus Pharmaceuticals.
Jennifer is a native San Diegan and a 1986 graduate of the University of San Diego, with a B.B.A. degree with an emphasis in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
She served on Athena San Diego’s Life Sciences Interest Group (LSIG) Committee as a co-chair from 2012-2015. She has also been an active supporter of BIOCOM, through both the membership committee and the capital development committee. She has supported CONNECT (and prior to that, the Regional Technology Alliance) with its Venture Capital forums, preparing companies to present to venture capital and angel investors.
Jennifer is married and has two children, Ian (14) and Erin (10). She is an active school volunteer and currently serves as a Girl Scout Leader for a troop of 15 5th graders that believe they can change the world.

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