JPA is headed by a management team focused on building compassionate practices and policies that support the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable children. For more information on our management team, please see our management biographical sketches.

Karen G. Foley, MBA
President and CEO
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Derrick Buckingham
Chief Development Officer

Stephen Budde PhD, LCSW

Executive Vice President

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Katie Gleason, MS, LCSW
Staff Therapist/Director, Connect 2 Kindergarten
Full Bio

Katy Hinsdale
Director, Events & Media

Jenna Kraft, MA, LCSW
Staff Therapist/Director, New Light
Full Bio

Michele Lansing, LCSW, MS Ed.
Staff Therapist/Director, Connect
Full Bio

Rob Siegel, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director

Erin Vanden Brook, LCSW
Staff Therapist/Director, 9th Gear
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Selma Walker
Senior Director, School Programs
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JPA Team

Audra Bowie, MS, LCPC
Staff Therapist
Full Bio

Francesca Cole-Barnes, LPC
Staff Therapist
Full Bio

Courtney Fischer, MSW
Staff Therapist
Full Bio

Annie Grossman, MPH, LCSW
Permanency Planning Evaluation
Social Worker

Rochelle Jackson
Administrative Specialist
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Akadia Kacha-Ochana, MPH
Research & Quality Improvement Specialist
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Prarthana Khullar, MS, LCSW
Staff Therapist
Full Bio

Marilyn Marshall
Administrative Assistant

Bevin Merbach, MS, LSW
Staff Therapist
Full Bio

Carol Reid, Psy.D.

Richard Thompson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Consultant

Rameya Shanmugavelayutham, LSW
Mental Health Consultant

Norma Swanson Irie, LCSW, I/ECMHC
Coordinator for Parenting & Early Childhood Services
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1707 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 312.440.1203
Fax: 312.698.6931