Newsmaker: Jean O'Connell Jenkins
Noteworthy: Jenkins received the Champion of Hope and Healing Leadership Award at the annual Child Maltreatment Conference in April. The Child Advocacy Center at Children's Hospital sponsored the conference.
Residence: Ben Avon
Family: Daughter, Taylor O'Connell Jenkins, 16.
Occupation: Quality improvement administrator in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation
Education: Bachelor's degree in sociology and master's degree in administration of justice, both from the University of Pittsburgh.
Background: A native of Sayre, Bradford County, Jenkins has worked in human services for 35 years. She has been with the county since 2008, working to measure the department's practice and systems performance, with a focus on child welfare.
Quote: “The most rewarding part of my job is to be able to take the best that I've learned from my own experiences, and from others, and apply them to improving the lives of families and individuals whom we serve at the Department of Human Services.”
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