BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Colleen Borelli is a board certified OB/GYN and she also holds a Masters in Public Health. Her interests include obstetrics, menopause, adolescent gynecology and minimally invasive GYN surgery. She has been listed as a “Top Doctor” in Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian. READ MORE
Bruce Bush is Jennifer’s father, has been married to Jennifer’s mother Fran for more than 40 years and is a member of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Board. Bruce and Fran reside in Center Valley, Pennsylvania where Jennifer was raised. READ MORE
Neal Lawson, Founder and Chair
Neal is the father to Jennifer’s beautiful children, an entrepreneur and the founder and chair of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation. As a graduate of Randolph Macon College he pursued a career in Information Technology consulting and software development for several global firms. He was the president and co-founder of iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (“iDS”), an electronic discovery consulting firm based in Washington, DC.
Neal is an avid athlete who is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle from his days as a spin instructor to more recently coaching soccer and baseball for his children. This passion brought him and Jennifer together and is strongly instilled in their children’s lives.
In addition to his family and career, Neal enjoys cooking and is an avid college basketball fan.
Kelly Garrity, Executive Director
Kelly is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and developing long-term strategy for the foundation’s programs, fundraising efforts and expansion plans, as well as overseeing the execution of JB-LF’s mission, which seeks to increase access to high-quality maternal and infant care for vulnerable women and their babies.
Most recently, Kelly was the Senior Director of Membership Services and Development at the National Health Council, where she worked since 2008. She is also a founding member, fundraising chair and legislative co-chair of the Virginia chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies.
“I’m thrilled to be able to combine my nonprofit professional experience and personal experience with a high-risk pregnancy to help JB-LF achieve its mission,” says Kelly.
Colleen is a board certified OB/GYN who completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown and then earned a Masters in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed medical school and residency at The George Washington University, where she was named Resident Physician of the Year upon graduation. Her special interests include obstetrics, menopause, adolescent gynecology and minimally invasive GYN surgery. She has recently been listed as a “Top Doctor” in both Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian. In her free time, she volunteers at the Arlington Free Clinic. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband and two children.
Bruce is Jennifer’s father, has been married to Jennifer’s mother Fran for 42 years and is a member of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Board. Bruce and Fran reside in Center Valley, Pennsylvania where Jennifer was raised.
He is retired from Howmet Aluminum Castings and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, both located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bruce’s professional strengths include problem solving, decision-making and management. Before retiring, Bruce was recognized by his peers and colleagues for extensive knowledge in all areas of procurement and had more than 41 years of experience before retiring. He also received a Professional Lifetime Certification, “Accredited Purchasing Practitioner,” from the National Association of Purchasing Management.
Bruce is a graduate of McCann’s School of Business in Reading, PA where he received a degree in Accounting-Finance and Business Administration. He also received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army as a MOS (military police corps).
Presently, Bruce serves as Chairman of the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Authority and the Upper Saucon Sewage Treatment Authority of Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania.
In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, reading, playing music and spending time with his three beautiful grandchildren.
Elizabeth, a preschool teacher at Westover Baptist in Arlington, VA, has volunteered with the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation since its launch, dedicating her time to serve as a co-chair and the race director of the annual 5K & Family Fun Day. Her role as a board member allows her to become even more involved in the foundation’s activities in the community.
Jennifer Mies Lowe
Jennifer Mies Lowe is Vice President of The Boeing Company and directs the company’s National Strategy and Engagement Organization. She integrates the business needs of the company with their public policy initiatives and community engagement. Her organization is made up of public policy strategy, third party outreach, market analysis, state and local government operations, global corporate citizenship, and Boeing’s political action committee. She also manages all grassroots advocacy for the company.
Jennifer has extensive management, legislative, and political experience including several U.S. Senate campaigns, a presidential campaign, and a national political convention.
Prior to joining The Boeing Company, Jennifer served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), served in Senate Leadership as Staff Director for Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), Office of the President ProTempore, and worked as Director of the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Group that advised Members of Congress on U.S. China policy and legislation. Along with Senators Stevens and Inouye, she negotiated the agreement with the Chinese government to form the first official dialogue mechanism between the U.S. Senate and the National People’s Congress.
Jennifer sits on the boards of America’s Promise, the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), and the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation (JB-LF). She resides in Arlington, VA with her husband and three children.
Jennifer directs corporate relations for the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Prior to joining the board, Jen served on the 2016 event committee for the Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day. She then became the first full-time executive director for the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation in 2017, a role she held until 2020.
Jen has also worked at the Wall Street Journal, where she was responsible for building new business and sustaining existing relationships totaling $5 million in annual revenues, and YWCA’s national headquarters, where she served as the vice president of marketing and communications. Additionally, she held a series of leadership roles in communications and public affairs at the Aspen Institute, a national nonprofit where she managed all aspects of the department’s work, from public relations, media partnerships, social media and branding to video, events and the Institute’s blog and magazine.
An active member of the Arlington, Va., community, Jen co-chairs the silent auction at McKinley Elementary, is a SEPTA parent liaison for McKinley Elementary, and served a two-year term as a parent representative and board member at Faith Lutheran Preschool.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a J.D. from Georgetown University.