A firm believer in the power and potential of all girls and young women
Jeannette Pai-Espinosa assumed leadership of National Crittenton in January of 2007. Jeannette brings to this 135-year-old institution over forty years of experience in advocacy, education, public policy, strategic communication, program development, and direct service delivery.
Jeannette is currently:
Chair, National Foster Care Coalition
Co-Director, National Girls Initiative – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U. S. Department of Justice
Board of Directors, The Human Rights Project for Girls
Advisory Committee, Women’s Services – SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Advisory Board, hope & grace fund (philosophy, inc.)
Member of Advisory Committee of Family Story
In 2013, Jeannette was recognized with the Robert F. Kennedy Embracing the Legacy award for her work supporting the empowerment of girls and young women in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Jeannette holds a master’s degree of education in student development theory, counseling, and administration.