Jennifer Tapper

Jennifer Tapper is an advocacy-based fundraising, organizing, and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience fighting for equality, equity, and basic human rights for women and children.

In 2021, Jennifer’s daughter, Alice, was admitted to the hospital with appendicitis, but doctors missed the warning signs and Alice was initially misdiagnosed. By the time she was correctly diagnosed, her appendix had ruptured and she became septic. You can read Alice’s full story here. Alice was ultimately able to make a full recovery and has become a national advocate for diagnostic change when it comes to appendicitis and sepsis. Jennifer and Alice are committed to modernizing the way emergency room doctors diagnose appendicitis. They both speak to medical students and health care providers to share Alice’s story and inform others of the dangers of not recognizing the signs of appendicitis, pre-sepsis, and sepsis.

Jennifer lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Jake Tapper, and her two children, Jack and Alice Tapper.