Jennifer Potter-Vig


What do you really do at work?
I spend my day working with a great team to ensure that the SVIN is operationally efficient, and that we are supporting the Board and the committees in the organizational goals and mission.

Describe your Perfect Day.
My perfect day is waking up early to watch the sunrise on the beach and relaxing for the day, but being close enough to a building to go inside and cool down when I need to.

What’s your Superpower?
My superpower is resilience.

What’s your life motto?
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. -John Wesley

What inspires you?
People inspire me.  Their stories. Their triumphs.  Their failures.  Their ability to listen and not listen to the happenings around them.  Sometimes their God like powers. Their compassion.  Just as I can be so amazed at someone’s compassion, I am just as amazed at people’s viciousness. It all gives me drive to make change or not make change depending on the circumstance.  Sometimes it’s identifying and appreciating when something is good, and there is no need for change at all.  Just pure joy and contentment.  It would be great if there was more of that.

Dr. Jennifer Potter-Vig earned her doctorate in Health Services Healthcare Administration from Walden University.  She has over 20 years of healthcare experience which include: quality management, training and development, and strategic planning.  Dr. Potter-Vig has presented on changes in organizational management and teaming for area chambers, and she is also an American Heart Association certified Basic Life Support Instructor.

She continues to educate on health literacy and gaps in healthcare in rural areas.  One of her highlights in this quest, other than being conferred her doctorate, was receiving a call from the White House prior to moderating a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act.

In her spare time, she enjoys hanging with her four children and husband, catching-up with her friends, singing with her Mettekor Group, and leading her church youth group.  She enjoys a good mystery novel, cooking, and trying a bake off of the Great British Baking Show.