Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

Patient Leader

Jennifer Canvasser founded the NEC Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, after losing her son Micah to the disease in 2012. The NEC Society is a champion for the prevention of NEC in fragile infants. Jennifer's expertise includes children's environmental health, nonprofit leadership, community organizing and advocacy. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post on parenting, health and food justice issues. Jennifer has presented on diverse children's health topics nationally and internationally. She completed her undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A. and earned her Master’s in Social Work from the Univer


Davis, CA

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Rookie of the Year

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


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Jennifer Canvasser, MSW

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