IHCD Welcome's New Board Members: John Czajkowski & Jennifer Otitigbe

IHCD Welcome's New Board Members

John Czajkowski

John Czajkowski

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, John Czajkowski came to Boston in 2013 to become the Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  As Executive Dean, he managed the day-to-day operations of the medical school, and was responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, buildings and facilities, and other central support functions.  Year after year, HMS is rated the top medical school in the world, and its 110-year-old campus is the hub of the Boston's Longwood Medical Area.  Mr. Czajkowski brings considerable operational expertise, and years of practical experience that will be valuable to the Board and the Institute as a whole.

Prior to that, he had a 27-year career in the Federal government.  Most recently, he was the Deputy Director for Management of the National Cancer Institute, the largest of NIH's institutes and centers.  He also held executive positions in the Treasury Department and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  He is an active musician and an ordained minister, and he and his wife Jenny have four adult children

Jennifer Otitigbe

Jennifer Otitigbe

Jennifer Otitigbe is an expert in product development practices having worked in all aspects of new product development from concept development to product launch. She currently practices User Experience Design at the MathWorks, where she specializes in human-centered design of software for complex systems. Prior to this role, Jennifer was a staff member at the Institute for Human Centered Design where she worked initially as a Project Manager and then progressed to serve as the Director of User Experience and Research.

Throughout her career, she has worked at the intersections of disciplines because of her belief that it's at the intersections of thought that innovation is found.  Jennifer is a graduate of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a master in science at Stanford University.  She lives in Boston.