DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Jessica is a licensed social worker with clinical training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, including supportive counseling with toddlers, teenagers, and adults exposed to interpersonal violence. Jessica provides leadership and management of all Lineage programs, maintains ongoing relationships with site staff to ensure program excellence, leads curriculum and program development, and supervises teaching staff. She is inspired by Lineage’s tireless commitment to creating spaces in which to connect to ourselves and to each other with care and compassion.
Jessica previously served as Director of an intensive developmental education program in the South Bronx that cultivates the academic and social-emotional skills of new college students. She has facilitated large-scale trainings on trauma-informed practice, trauma neurobiology, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Jessica recently co-authored a book chapter, “Unpacking racism, poverty and trauma’s impact on the school-to-prison pipeline,” in Strategies for Deconstructing Racism in the Health and Human Services (Oxford University Press, 2016). She holds a B.A. from Princeton University, and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College.