Dana Center Role
Jeanne is a senior program coordinator for the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). She conducts training for educators, school administrators, and parents about the laws and rules regarding the education of highly mobile and homeless children, resolves school enrollment and attendance complaints regarding students experiencing homelessness, addresses legislative issues that affect children and youth in homeless situations, and provides assistance to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act discretionary grant recipients in Texas.
Jeanne‘s professional interests have involved her in the National Association of Social Workers. She is a steering committee member for the Austin branch of the organization as well as a member of the Advocacy and Policy Committee. Jeanne is also appointed to the Austin–Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board. She is an active member of Texas Marriage and Family Therapists.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Jeanne has worked for a number of nonprofit agencies in Texas, serving children and families with a variety of needs and issues using a variety of interventions and approaches. She has been a line worker with child welfare, foster care, and adoption agencies; a child and adult therapist; and a clinical supervisor and program manager for a number of programs, including child welfare, foster care, and adoption; addiction recovery; domestic violence; and sexual assault.
Jeanne has managed a number of grants and contracts and provided management supervision for up to 150 employees. She has provided management consultation regarding employee development, grievance, conflict resolution, and the use of mediation skills and training in the work setting. Jeanne has also provided staff training on a wide range of professional development topics as well as community education seminars and workshops addressing issues of children and families.
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Iowa
B.A., Social Work, University of Iowa
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor