Jason Rochelle began his position as program officer with the Golden LEAF Foundation in February 2016. As a program officer, Jason helps ensure that Golden LEAF funding drives effective project implementation and positive economic outcomes for rural NC. Primary responsibilities include performing due diligence on prospective grantees and providing ongoing quality assurance for funded projects. Prior to joining Golden LEAF, Jason was employed as a regional director for a healthcare corporation for six years; and most recently, served as a nonprofit program manager, overseeing grant development, program monitoring, and evaluation.
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Jason holds a master’s degree in general/theoretical psychology from Appalachian State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC-Wilmington. He also successfully completed a 16-month executive leadership training program, Ladder to Leadership, through the Center for Creative Leadership. Jason resides in Rocky Mount, NC with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Elijah and Lillian.