Jennifer Knoulton, RN, is the Vice President of Regional Operations at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. In this role, Jennifer supports leadership to drive and sustain systems change efforts that will allow Methodist Healthcare Ministries to more effectively improve health outcomes in its 74-county service area across South Texas. She
brings over 25 years of nursing and administrative experience to her role, and a unique understanding of the challenges of improving the health of underserved populations.

Jennifer has extensive clinical health experience, particularly knowledge on the multiple factors that shape the health of individuals, families, groups and communities. As a servant leader, she is committed to bringing about positive change in the lives of the least served. Her personal mission is to serve as a child of God in all she does. Jennifer has served Methodist Healthcare Ministries in many capacities. Currently, she is responsible for the operations, financial management, quality and patient satisfaction of the organization’s regional nursing and wellness programs, community engagement, and Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas project, a Social Innovation Fund program. She and her
team work to engage the community of South Texas in issues of health that most directly impact the underserved community. Previously, she served as the organization’s Director of Nursing for two years, providing clinical, professional, and administrative oversight to clinic nursing staff and the Wesley Nurse program — Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ largest geographic outreach program. Before that, she spent 10 years as a Wesley Nurse, practicing the specialty of Faith Community Nursing in rural health, school health and hospital settings.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida. She’s been a registered nurse for over 25 years and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Women United – United Way of San Antonio. She is active in her local church and enjoys participating in mission work, both locally and overseas.