Rosie McNamara-Jones joined Juvenile Law Center in 2006 and directs annual fundraising, communications and marketing for individual, corporate and special event support. Before joining Juvenile Law Center, McNamara-Jones spent eight years within the corporate marketing department at Comcast managing national marketing/communications, original programming/production, and community relations. She has a background in non-profit arts administration, including seven years as the Office Manager at the Mann Center in charge of the membership series for the Philadelphia Orchestra summer concert season and overseeing administrative office operations year-round for the Center.
McNamara-Jones graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also studied violin performance with Larry Grika of the Philadelphia Orchestra and minored in Music Theory at Temple's Esther Boyer College of Music. She's spent over thirty years in Philadelphia as musical performer and recording artist. She sat for two years as the Board Parent Representative at Independence Charter School where her children attended for thirteen years. During her time as an ICS Board member, she contributed to a strategic planning initiative that examined and revealed inequities and disparities across the school within admissions, curriculum, student achievement, and overall health and well-being within the student body. This work lead to a significant restructuring of the school curriculum, mission, and values to fully embody equity, trauma informed advocacy and training, and other supports to achieve best possible outcomes for students, families and staff.