Executive Director, ALS ONE
Jennifer DiMartino is the Executive Director of ALS ONE, overseeing all aspects of the daily operations of the organization, a position she has held for the past 6 years, since its founding in December of 2015. Jen works closely with the ALS ONE research and care teams, ensuring that our goals of advancing critical research while providing essential care resources and equipment to individuals living with ALS are being met. Jen is also the ALS ONE liaison to the ALS community, helping newly diagnosed families navigate the complexities of the disease by connecting them with our partners and together, helping them live the best quality of life possible. Jen sits on the founding benefactor team for the Healey ALS Platform Trial and is a key member of the ALS ONE Board of Directors. Jennifer began her career in the healthcare industry, working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for over 5 years, managing the Brain Tumor Clinic under Howard Fine, MD and the leukemia and myelodysplasia laboratory of Dr. Richard Stone. Jennifer’s true joy comes from helping others and has gained considerable personal reward throughout her life by helping individuals with heart valve and cardiac electrophysiology issues cope with the emotional aspects of their situation. She is truly honored to have been asked to lead ALS ONE by Its founder, Kevin Gosnell, who sought to change the trajectory of the disease with which he so courageously lived by uniting world leaders in ALS research and care before losing his battle just 14 months after his diagnosis, in August of 2016. Prior to joining ALS ONE, Jen managed two of the largest categories in Global Marketing & Creative at PartyLite Worldwide, a Blyth Company, where she had been for over 9 years, overseeing high-profile collaborations with celebrity clients and helping to bring products to launch in over 18 countries. While at PartyLite, Jen received the Mabel Baker Positive Influence Award, an award given to the one employee annually who best exemplifies positivity among peers. Earlier in her career, Jen worked at Digitas for over seven years, where she managed global marketing campaigns for AT&T and IBM. In addition to Digitas, Jen worked as a consultant building strategic marketing campaigns for Ogilvy & Mather and Fidelity Investments. Jen's extensive background in marketing, mentoring, and public speaking, as well as leading award-winning volunteer fundraising efforts for various organizations including The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, South Plymouth Little League (where she was inducted into the Board of Directors Hall of Fame), among others, have been key to her success in her current role, having helped raise over 12 million dollars thus far for ALS ONE, over half of which as a result of grassroots marketing and fundraising campaigns. Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Framingham State College and has been married for over 27 years to her husband, Bob, with whom they share their best friend and son. Jen is also the co-owner of Resolve Realty, located in Plymouth, MA, which is managed and run by her husband. Being fast-paced at heart, when not working, Jen loves being with her family and engaging in all things active, including running and working out.