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Jenni Levy ’82

Jenni Levy ’82 S82 majored in English with a concentration in American Studies and received an MD from New York Medical College in 1986. She completed residency and primary care fellowship at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, CA. She spent twenty years practicing and teaching primary care internal medicine in Allentown, PA, before becoming the Medical Director of St Luke’s Hospice in 2009. She now provides advice and consultation in advance planning and end-of-life care through her own business, Jenni Levy LLC, and works full-time doing home visits for Landmark Health, where she serves as the regional leader in Palliative Care.

Throughout her career, she has focused on the clinician/patient relationship. She completed advanced training in communication skills and small-group facilitation through the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, and is currently on the ACH Board as immediate Past President. Jenni lives in Allentown with her husband, David Smith ’82; their daughter is a first-year student at San Diego State University. She sings in the Lehigh Valley Chorale and serves as the Vice-President of the Chorale Board, and is the volunteer lay hazzan for Congregation Am Haskalah. She also competes in (but does not win) crossword-puzzle tournaments. Jenni writes essays and poetry; her work has appeared in Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She writes about crosswords at crosswordfiend.com and about medicine and parenting at mothersinmedicine.com.


Small Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, October 6

Moderated informal discussions on topics regarding family, health, financial planning and identity.

Vanessa Tyson ’98
, Associate Professor of Politics, Scripps College; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399

Envisioning the Future of Cancer Therapy
Jennifer Wheler ’88, SVP Clinical Development TScan Therapeutics
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Identity Politics and the LGBTQ Community
Tina Madison White ‘82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Innovations and Solutions in Addressing Addiction
Jessica Hulsey Nickel ’98, Founder, President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Single Mom by Choice
If you have been thinking about having or adopting a child as a single parent, if you are in the process of trying to become a single mother, or if you are parenting as a single mother by choice, then come join the conversation. This roundtable will discuss things like: how to start, what single parenting really looks like, how to tell your family, friends or even your child, or different ways of becoming a single mother by choice. Come for a casual discussion about becoming a single mother by choice and to connect with others on the journey. (Note: This is not a discussion for single mothers by divorce, but for women who, at least initially, start the process as a sole parent).
Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Tapping Resilience in a Time of Grief
Jill Smolowe ’77, Author and Certified Grief and Divorce Coach
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Turning the Tables: Caring for Our Aging Parents
Jenni Levy ’82, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room B60A-C

An Unexpected Path: Parenting Young Adults With Mental Illness
Robin Herman ’73, Assistant Dean, Retired, and Hilary Herbold *97, Psychotherapist, Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room