Our Team

Dedicated to helping your organization meet your goals

We can win the fight against sexual violence, together.

An extension of you

When you don’t have the resources you need, it feels like you’re in a battle that’s impossible to win.

More than just funding, our team can help you and your organization meet your goals. 

Janet Jensen

Janet Jensen is the Founder and CEO of The Jensen Project where she leverages her strengths in business, innovation, and creativity to cultivate opportunities for individuals and organizations dedicated to empowering survivors and reducing exploitation. A lifelong advocate against sexual violence and exploitation, and a self-proclaimed human investor, Janet strategically aligns stakeholders and cultivates impactful partnerships to create cultural and systemic change, improving the outcomes for all victims of sexual violence. 

Lauren Grogan

Lauren Grogan is the Executive Director at The Jensen Project where she manages communications, special events, and media opportunities, along with the recruitment and development of strategic partnerships. With a decade of experience in development, management, and communications, Lauren leverages her passions for public relations and social enterprises to support the grant recipients with customized resources and capacity-building initiatives.

Claire Hidalgo Program Director The Jensen Project

Claire Hidalgo

Sarah Johnson National Grants Manager

Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston, MSW, is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Jensen Project, where she leads the work on policy change and implementation. Sarah brings her experience as a social worker and anti-trafficking advocate to provide linkages to tactical projects to our funded partners and works to broadly move the anti-trafficking field and The Jensen Project forward through innovation and operational support. In addition, Sarah oversees a portfolio of grantees focused on impacting policy change and implementation within the anti-trafficking space.

Sloane Sander Program Coordinator

Sloane Sander

Sloane Sander is the Program Coordinator at The Jensen Project and has been a valuable member of our team since June 2022. Sloane began her journey at our foundation as the Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Program Coordinator in January 2023. Sloane aids our Program Director in GrantTank and Cohort directives, ensuring that our partners have valuable experiences that can inspire new action in the field.

Tiffani Price Survivor Leader Grant Manager

Tiffani Price

Tiffani Price, survivor leader, has been a Grant Manager at The Jensen Project since June 2022. Beyond our GrantTank initiative, The Jensen Project offers invite-only funding and resource contracts to nonprofits fighting sexual violence, and Tiffani is our go-to point of contact for local partners. Tiffani also attends local coalitions, representing our foundation and showing nonprofits in the anti-gender-based violence movement that they are not alone in this fight.

Malikha Mayes Grant Manager The Jensen Project

Malikha Mayes

Malikha Mayes (she/her) is the Grant Manager at The Jensen Project and has been a member of our team since April 2024, though she has been working in the nonprofit sector for over five years. Leveraging her background in audience and community development in the Arts and Culture sector, Malikha equips grant partners with the resources and support they need to serve survivors of sex trafficking. Her dedication to fostering meaningful connections aligns perfectly with The Jensen Project’s commitment to collaboratively winning the fight against sexual violence.
 
Andie Woodard Communications Manager The Jensen Project

Andie Carver

Andie Carver, MFA (they/she), is the Communications Manager at The Jensen Project and has been a member of the team since May 2023. In their role, Andie ensures that anti–human trafficking NGOs learn about the funding and resources that The Jensen Project has to offer. They also promote grant partners so they may better reach and serve survivors of sex trafficking. 

Carrie Potter

board president

Carrie Potter is a Certified Financial Planner™ and business advisor to professional athletes and small businesses and teaches Sport Finance at Rice University. Her expertise is in designing and implementing financial plans and business strategies, pooled investment vehicles, and financial workshops.

Potter earned her MBA and BBA from The George Washington University and has extensive experience chairing and serving on non-profit boards, including Mercy Education System of the Americas; Women in Sports & Events; The George Washington University School of Business; Texas Executive Women; and The Houston Area Women’s Center.

She was recognized recently by the Houston Business Journal as a Woman Who Means Business in Finance and 40 Under 40. Additional honors include recognition as a Woman of Inspiration, a Woman of Excellence, Houston’s Most Influential Women, and a STEAM Role Model.