General Counsel & Chief People Officer
As General Counsel & Chief People Officer, Tabitha Jenkins drives organizational priorities and leads organizational-wide efforts to ensure that UWGPSNJ strategically and efficiency meets our mission and delivers maximum impact to the community. In addition, Tabitha plays an integral role in building upon UWGPSNJ’s progress on measurable commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. She works collaboratively across multiple functions of our organization including governance, giving, operations, finance and communications. Her responsibilities include developing measurable goals to support the organization’s key pillars of Early Learning, Opportunity, Employment & Entrepreneurship and Financial Empowerment.
Most recently, Tabitha served as Chief of Staff and Senior Attorney Advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., where she prioritized the commission’s strategies to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity in the workplace. Before entering government service, Tabitha was Vice President – Assistant General Counsel for Burlington Stores Inc. located in Burlington, New Jersey. In this role she oversaw the Labor & Employment, Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups. Tabitha joined Burlington in August 2011 after working in various legal positions at Macy’s, last as Senior Counsel in the Operations Group where she served as the practice area facilitator for Company’s Loss Prevention groups. Tabitha began her legal career at The May Department Stores Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tabitha holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.