Jen has over 20 years of Case Management and Care Coordination experience. While attaining her Associates degree in Psychology, she worked for the Center For Mental Health in Anderson, IN. She was a Residential Coach in a dually diagnosed (mental illness & addictions) group home.
She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Regent University. She worked for Aspire as a Care Coordinator working with the homeless population. She was promoted to a position that required her to re-locate 30, at-risk and serious mental illness consumers. This meant preparing them all to live independently in a healthy lifestyle with sustainable housing and care.
She spent seven years working for Social Security Administration and became very familiar with retirement, disability benefit programs and Medicare insurance. While there she received a Commissioner’s Award for her excellent service to the public. She was voted by her fellow employees to become their Union Rep and would often advocate for SSA employees rights. She also worked on larger cases and would talk to Federal Indiana Congressional and Senate Representatives.
But will all of this, Jen’s passion to help her community and the brokenhearted here in Hancock Co. never wavered. She has worked with women in the Hancock Co. jail and has volunteered her time and expertise to help Veterans, ex-offenders, and the homeless right here in her hometown. One way she did this was to help start the Warming Centers in Hancock Co. Jen is the CO-Chair along with Jim Peters, of the Hancock Co. C.O.A.D.
“My passion is to see the bride of Jesus Christ all come together and help those in need. We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We are responsible for all of them, no matter what denomination or background we come from, It is the great commission and they so desperately need us to come together and help them heal and grow and sustain a good life…”