Here at Code of Support, it is no secret that we assist service members, veterans, caregivers and military families that have critical needs. To date, we have provided assistance to over 3,5000 clients! But, you might not know that we have an entire staff that makes that happen. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Bingham.
Meet Jennifer! She is the PATRIOTlink® Product Director. While she may be the head of PATRIOTlink team, she is an intregral part of every single department at COSF. Currently, Jennifer is working from across the Atlantic while her and her Air Force husband are stationed in England. Learn more about Jennifer and her work with Code of Support here!
Jennifer and her husband on one of their many adventures around the world.
1. What is your job at COSF?
I oversee PATRIOTlink®, a resource database tailored to the needs of the military and veteran community. I plan new features for the platform, help develop partnerships, and manage my amazing team.
2. What is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy brainstorming new features for PATRIOTlink and figuring out how those new features solve problems. A close second is demo-ing the platform to people who have never seen it before. It’s great to see their reaction when they realize there is a tool out there that can make such a difference in their lives.
“I oversee PATRIOTlink®, a resource database tailored to the needs of the military and veteran community. I plan new features for the platform, help develop partnerships, and manage my amazing team. ”
3. What are some tasks you do on a daily basis?
A good portion of my day is spent on PATRIOTlink. I review our user and search data, and I also am checking for any bugs or issues a user might have. Another large portion of my day is spent planning for strategic initiatives. We have a huge marketing project coming up, so that’s been my focus lately.
Jennifer representing COSF by sharing information about PATRIOTlink at the 2019 Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grantee Summit
4. How has being a military spouse impacted your work?
The obvious answer is that I am constantly moving. For example, we are now stationed in England, an entire ocean away from our office, but you make it work. Being a military spouse teaches you flexibility since you’ll just never know where you’ll end up next.
5. Who inspires you?
My mom. She is a strong, fearless woman. She’s traveled to almost every continent; learned to speak fluent Spanish in her 40s; and she owns her own business. I am so lucky to have her in my life.