Jennifer L. Disano serves as the Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason), a nonprofit membership driven organization with three regional campuses in Northern Virginia offering 400 educational courses per year to over 1200 members, serving retired individuals aged 55 or better.
Prior to her role at OLLI Mason, Disano worked as a Program Manager in support of military sponsored research at The GMU Center for Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) within the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University, as a Scientist at GEO-Centers, Inc.; analyzing technology requirements for corrosion control implications in support of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), supporting the US Navy’s initiative to reduce CFC emissions in paint and other eco-friendly alternative materials, and as an Executive Administrative Assistant, at Commander Naval Air Force Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC); supporting staff of the maintenance office responsible for coordination of the aviation material readiness of 5 carrier battle groups and 8 major Navy and Marine Corps air bases.
She is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Psychology of Organizational Leadership at Penn State University. Disano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from California State University East Bay; and served as President of the International Geographic Honors Society, Gama Theta Upsilon (GTU).
Disano serves on the Advisory Board of the Office of Military Services, and as a Board Director of the Fall for the Book Festival, at George Mason University, as well as, Chair of Educational Programs on the Board of Directors of Robinson Secondary School PTSA. In addition, she regularly hosts the television show “On the go with AAUW” and is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
A lifelong volunteer, Disano is the recipient of several honor awards; receiving both the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award and Fairfax County Public Schools Highest Honor Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service.