Jessica Gathirimu, Director of Family Services, Health & Nutrition

Jessica Gathirimu joined the team as Director of Family Services and Health in 2017. Jessica has over 15 years of experience and leadership in Program Management, Program Development, and Staff Development in Public Health, specifically Maternal and Child Health. She has lived and worked for the past 12 years in Milwaukee, and has a deep understanding of the needs and strengths of Milwaukee and south eastern Wisconsin residents. Jessica provides the overall guidance and direction to the Family Services and Health team to engage families into their child's education by focusing on child and family well-being, promoting positive parent-child interactions, and supporting parents as their child's first and most influential teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from UW-LaCrosse.