Jeannie began her career in child welfare in 2002 with Children’s Administration. Over her 14+ years with the agency she held a variety of positions from child welfare and adoption line staff to supervising regional program managers and developed a passion for system improvements and training of the workforce. Jeannie served with the agency as a Lean Practitioner and worked on many projects for policy and practice improvements. Jeannie transitioned to the Partners for Our Children, as a Research Consultant and served as a continuous quality improvement expert for child welfare training programs through training evaluation. In her most recent role Jeannie served as a contractor for the federal government for the Child and Family Service Reviews and supported regional work with states in WA, OR, ID, and AK.
Jeannie has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Services from the Saint Martin’s University and an MSW from the University of Washington. Her passions within child welfare include: continuous quality improvement in child welfare, data informed supervisory practice, foster parent/caregiver support, permanency for families, trauma informed practice, and adolescent programs. She looks forward to supporting the workforce and caregivers through her collaboration in the development of training curriculum.