After the Fire: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine.
Jennifer Gray Thompson is the CEO of After the Fire: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine. (ATF3R) an initiative of Rebuild Northbay Foundation (RNBF), a nonprofit dedicated to the long term recovery, rebuilding and resiliency of wildfire affected communities. In July of 2021, RNBF began DBA as ATF3R to help communities navigate wildfire disasters. Jennifer is CEO of ATF3R and joining her at the helm as COO is Charles Brooks, Founder & executive director of Rebuild Paradise Foundation.
Jennifer Gray Thompson is a lifelong resident of Sonoma Valley in Northern California’s wine country. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated from Dominican University with dual degrees in English and History, and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. Post-graduate school, Jennifer worked for the County of Sonoma for the Board of Supervisors. After the devastating fires of October 2017, she accepted her current position as Executive Director of Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF), a long-term post-disaster organization dedicated to helping our region rebuild better, greener, safer, and faster.
In this capacity, Jennifer has traveled across the country to share the innovative model of RNBF with colleagues and newly disaster affected communities. She is the host and creator of the podcast “How to Disaster: A Podcast to Recovery, Rebuild, Reimagine” debuting in January of 2021.
In 2021, Jennifer co-founded a national disaster advocacy council CANVAS with Stephen Crout of Smart Cities. This council brings together leaders to “Listen Locally. Act Regionally. Reform Nationally.” Our goal is to increase access, equity, and resiliency for all Americans affected by or vulnerable to disasters.