Jenny M. Burke, J.D., M.S.

Senior Director of Advocacy

Jenny Burke advances the National Safety Council mission of eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime by leading NSC advocacy initiatives. These strategic programs, involving safety on the road and in homes and communities, fatigue, transportation and prescription drug overdose, raise awareness and educate audiences to keep each other safe.

Jenny has raised awareness of these initiatives through such successful national efforts as benchmarking employer data on the opioid epidemic and its impact on in the workplace and creating cost calculators to illustrate the effect of opioids or fatigue on an employer's bottom line. Additionally she oversees the development of educational programs that tackle cutting edge issues, including deaths and injuries related to fatigue and addiction.

Jenny previously served as a senior legal analyst at Wolters Kluwer, specializing in Medicare, Medicaid, food and drug law, and policy and healthcare compliance. Jenny co-authored and managed the publication of several books and white papers on areas of focus including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, contraception coverage, prescription drug abuse and telemedicine.

She is a licensed attorney in Illinois since 2002 and clerked for two years in the Illinois Appellate Court, First Division. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Jenny also holds a master of science degree in health law and policy from DePaul's Public Services graduate program and a certificate in health law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with a minor in health administration. Jenny has served on her local school board and the Springbrook Nature Center board in her hometown of Itasca, IL.