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Jan Rock Zubrow

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 is a leader of non-profit organizations active in education and international development.  She serves as Chair of the Board of Women for Women International, an organization that provides vocational and life skills to women  in war torn countries.   In addition, Ms. Zubrow is on the board of New Leaders for New Schools, an organization that trains educators to be transformational school leaders who can help bridge the achievement gap in the nation’s inner city schools.  Prior to her non-profit work, Ms. Zubrow had a career in healthcare venture capital and consumer marketing.  From 1998- 2010, Ms. Rock Zubrow was president of MedCapital, LLC, a venture capital firm that she founded which invested in early stage healthcare companies.  Before founding MedCapital, she managed significant consumer franchises at Johnson & Johnson, Tambrands and the Procter & Gamble Company.

Ms. Zubrow is a trustee emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and served as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee from 2011-2018.  Additionally, Ms. Zubrow chaired the Presidential Search Committees for Cornell’s thirteenth and fourteenth presidents.   She served as Co-Chair of the Board’s Task Force for Cornell NYC Tech, and as a Co-Chair of Cornell’s $ 6 billion “Cornell Now” Capital Campaign. Ms. Zubrow was a founding member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) and served as Chair of PCCW from 1997-1999.

Ms. Zubrow is married to Barry L. Zubrow, a former senior executive at JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs.  They have two grown children and reside in Far Hills, New Jersey.