Jared D. Cohen was named President & CEO of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) in September, 2013. He has more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector serving organizations at the local, regional and national levels. Prior to joining PFNCA, he served as Executive Director of Multicultural Community Service, a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization that encourages, promotes and facilitates broad and inclusive civic participation. He is a 2023 recipient of the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s David Bradt Non-Profit Leadership Award.
Prior to joining MCS, Cohen served as Vice President of Development at the Alliance for Aging Research, a non-profit organization advancing scientific and medical discoveries to maximize healthy aging, independence and quality of life for older Americans. From 1995 until 2007, he served with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. During his tenure with the Foundation, Cohen held a number of positions including Vice President of Development and Community Relations and Chief Operating Officer. Cohen earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and an MA in Public Communications from American University in Washington, DC, where he also completed his undergraduate studies. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and sons.