Jennifer P. McCuiston, Director of Operations


Jennifer P. McCuiston is the Director of Operations at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission.

Ms. McCuiston is a veteran of Capitol Hill. For more than a decade, she was Administrative Officer at the U. S. Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, where she managed the administrative and operational functions of the office, including negotiating inter-agency and other cooperative agreements.  She previously served as Counselor for the office, providing services for 30,000 legislative-branch employees.  Her work included ensuring compliance with the Congressional Accountability Act established to protect the workplace rights of the legislative community – covering both employees and employing offices.  

Before coming to Capitol Hill, Ms. McCuiston served as a policy manager for the AARP consumer portfolio, traveling across the United States to research issues from livable communities to banking products that helped to formulate AARP policy.  She also worked as a liaison for AARP Services, Inc. and AARP (non-profit), and led various leadership teams and projects in support of AARP.

She also previously served at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board supporting the Vice Chairman and doing legal research focused on Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) cases. Additionally, she spent time working at the American Nurses Association in the Government Affairs division.

Ms. McCuiston completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and holds a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in criminology/criminal justice.