Director of Community Relations
Jeanette Altenau currently serves as the Director of Community Relations for TriHealth, one of Cincinnati’s largest healthcare organizations and the fourth largest employer within the city. In this role, she has responsibility for all community collaborations and engagement across extensive geographic areas in which TriHealth physicians practice and their patients live, work and enjoy life. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Strategic Community Initiatives for Local 12, WKRC Television in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the nation’s top CBS affiliates and #1 local station in the tri-state area.
Jeanette currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Ballet, Interact for Health, Marvin Lewis Community Fund and Spirit of Cincinnatus. She has formerly served on the Board of Directors for Crayons 2 Computers, Freestore Foodbank, Neediest Kids of All, St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati Union Bethel, Queen City Foundation, Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health, WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati State STEM Academy, and Cincinnati May Festival. She served as a national Special Contribution Fund Trustee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for nine years and served on the NAACP Image Awards committee. She has also served on several national development committees and capital campaigns, including the United Negro College Fund and NAACP.
Jeanette has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Dedication Award by the Northern Kentucky Branch of NAACP; the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau Spirit of Cincinnati Champion Award; and the Silver Crime Stopper Challenge Coin (the second highest award given by the organization) in recognition of her work with the non-profit organization. She is also a two-time Emmy nominee and in 2012, she was recognized as one of the “100 Minds – Thought Leaders in the Greater Cincinnati Region”, recognizing individuals who excelled in thought leadership within their industry, their ideas/personality as an individual and/or their involvement within the community. In 2013, she received the Cincinnatus Award, in recognition of civic virtue, service to community, family values and ongoing support of the tri-state community. In 2016, she was awarded the Friars Award in recognition of her leadership and assistance to the organization in an exceptional manner while exemplifying her life in the Franciscan tradition of service to others, and in 2017, she received the Ovarian Cancer Alliance Teal Power Caring Community Champion Award, recognizing an individual or group from the community who has stepped up to help in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Jeanette lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and has two daughters, Kristen and Laura.