With an education in Child Development & Family Studies and experience caring for young children and working families, Jen started out her career with Georgia CASA providing training and support for local CASA affiliates. In the late 90s, Jen worked with America's Promise and United Way building supportive connections for children and youth. While working full-time, Jen earned her Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Studies. Returning to Georgia CASA in 2002, Jen worked to build a strong and supportive network of CASA affiliates. Today, more than 2,200 CASA volunteers are advocating for more than 11,000 children in foster care. Her team leads statewide training efforts, support, leadership development, and relationship building to strengthen collaboration and advocacy needed to improve outcomes for children and families. Since entering this field in 1995, Jen has been a part of many shared efforts including Celebration of Excellence, Council of Volunteer Administrators, various training and child welfare workgroups, as well as work with Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and state DFCS.
- Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Georgia CASA)