Board Members

Christine Jacobs

Title: Director

Christine is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) where she is responsible for overseeing the financial, programmatic, and administrative functions of the organization.  Prior to serving in the Interim Director role, Christine was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Housing at the TJPDC. In addition to serving in various roles at the TJPDC, Christine served 1.5 years as the Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust where she worked to increase the supply of permanently affordable homes in the City of Charlottesville.

Christine currently serves in various leadership positions to include: Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development Ex-Officio board member, GO Virginia Region 9 Council board member, Center for Nonprofit Excellence board member, Jaunt Ex-Officio board member, and Charlottesville Area Alliance board member.

Prior to working at the TJPDC, Christine had a successful 15-year career as an educator.  She graduated with a Master of Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia (2017) and holds a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia (2001).  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech (1999).

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.