Tamara Jones Dunn

Director at Jumpstart

Tamara's involvement in early childhood education feels like a continuation of her late mother's work as national director of Head Start. She joined the Jumpstart local advisory board in Northern California in 2012. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Derek, their three young children and two Vizslas. Her passion for Jumpstart’s mission has grown even more with the expansion of her own family. She is a physician and is presently a program director for the hematology fellowship program at Stanford School of Medicine where she did her training. She is also proud to serve veterans at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital. In her spare time (no such thing!), Tamara enjoys tennis, following her sports teams (the Warriors, Chiefs, Chelsea, and Royals), doing flash mobs, meeting people, movies, and singing. She has sung the national anthem at major and minor league baseball games and thankfully didn’t mess up the lyrics.


  • Director

    Current role