Jenell has more than 15 years of experience in child welfare and social work. Before joining Children’s community services leadership team, she worked on the front lines of child welfare as a case manager and mentor where she influenced changes in child welfare services throughout Milwaukee. In her time with Children’s, she helped conceptualize and implement the Family Support Program – a program that builds upon prevention models and promotes the use of evidence-based interventions. Jenell’s interests lie particularly in staff development and finding innovative solutions to the problems challenging the well-being of the community. Jenell has taken these interests into her new role as a school social worker for the Cudahy School District, as she works to incorporate brain science, resilience, and mindfulness concepts into her work within schools.
Jenell is a certified advanced practice social worker. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in psychology and child development. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.