Jennifer Cabe, M.A.
Executive Director and Board Member
Jennifer Cabe has spent over 20 years in positions dedicated to improving community health and wellness. She now leads strategic and operations functions as executive director for Canyon Ranch Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, and serves on the CRI Board of Directors. Canyon Ranch Institute catalyzes the possibility of optimal health for all people by translating the best practices of Canyon Ranch and our partners to help educate, inspire, and empower every person to prevent disease and choose a life of wellness. In addition, Jennifer has a faculty appointment with The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
In 2010, Jennifer was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that received the Institute for Healthcare Advancement's (IHA) Innovative Program award for Canyon Ranch Institute partner Time to Talk CARDIO. In 2013, Canyon Ranch Institute became the first organization to receive two IHA awards with the presentation of the Research award to the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program.
Prior to joining Canyon Ranch Institute in 2007, Jennifer was vice president of scientific communications for Feinstein Kean Healthcare, where she started and led the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Jennifer previously served in the Office of the Surgeon General as communications director and speechwriter for Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona. In that capacity, Jennifer was responsible for the development and implementation of health literacy and communication initiatives in partnership with health professionals, advocacy groups, policymakers, community leaders, and the public. Jennifer was awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion in 2005, which is the highest honor that the U.S. Surgeon General can confer. Jennifer also received the prestigious U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Honor Award for her role in developing the “U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative.” In 2006, Jennifer was also awarded the National Institutes of Health Team Merit Award for her work on The Cancer Genome Atlas, a collaboration of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Prior to joining the Office of the Surgeon General, Jennifer was communications officer at the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Before joining the National Institutes of Health, Jennifer led communications, wellness, and government relations for HealthNet Health Plan in the Pacific Northwest, and was founder and publisher of Best of Health & Fitness, a successful national customized magazine for the health and fitness industry. Jennifer is Chair of the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Council of Experts and serves on the advisory boards of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and Time to Talk CARDIO. She edited the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship and the accompanying People’s Piece – Cancer: What It Means To You, which received the prestigious Distinguished Award from the Society for Technical Communication.
Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree in public communication at American University in Washington, D.C.