Jane D. Zimmerman
Dr. Zimmerman is a highly accomplished executive with over 25 years of top-level management experience and, as a licensed Clinical Psychologist, is an expert in leadership development. She has coached and counseled thousands of individuals over the course of her career. Her work with executives and senior managers has helped them become more successful leaders with impact and presence, making better decisions and getting better results, both professionally and personally.
Jane specializes in the implementation of behavior-based leadership development practices that strengthen core competencies, including the impartial observation of key behaviors, situational awareness, strategic thinking, concise communication and interpersonal effectiveness. She is dedicated to enhancing the success of today’s leaders currently facing increasingly complex business challenges and workplace cultures.
Jane currently works with the Physician Affiliate Group of New York as Chief Communications Officer, and formerly served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she led the institution’s integrated marketing strategy to elevate its national reputation. As Senior Vice-President for the New York City (NYC) Health and Hospitals Corporation, she initiated and led HHC’s and Metroplus’ first-ever multi-media advertising and marketing campaigns. As Associate Commissioner for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Jane led media advocacy initiatives for mental health legislation and created strategic partnerships to heighten the agency’s visibility as an authority on youth violence prevention. At Safe Horizon, she directed its first branding initiative to raise funds and position the organization as the nation’s leading victim’s assistance provider.
Jane is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. She earned her doctorate at the University of Arizona, specializing in behavioral self-observation with a sub-specialty in environmental psychology. She trained at the University of California-San Francisco, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Graduate Center of CUNY, and conducted research for the Solar Energy Research Institute. As a pre-doctoral student, she was awarded an AAAS Mass Media Science Fellowship and produced award-willing social commentaries and documentaries at CBS News, where she began her career.