# Back / Our Team


Executive Director & CEO

Jennifer Pillsbury is the Executive Director/CEO at The Water Conservation Garden. Jennifer is responsible for the daily operations of The Garden, guides innovation and strategic planning; develops and manages the annual budget; sets professional standards; administers the maintenance of The Garden’s physical assets; supervises staff and volunteers; serves as an active public ambassador; and plays a key role in fundraising and institutional advancement.

Prior to joining The Garden, Jennifer worked for the YMCA for 24 years. She assisted in the building and opening of the McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego in 2010 and was the Executive Director at the John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science focused in Human Services, General from Springfield College. Throughout her tenure, Jennifer has shown strong skills in strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and financial management. She continues to use her demonstrated leadership skills to help the garden grow.

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