A firm believer in the power and potential of all girls and young women
Jeannette Pai-Espinosa assumed leadership of The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF) in January of 2007. Jeannette brings to this 134-year-old institution more than 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
Director, National Girls Initiative – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Advisory Committee, Rights4Girls
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 initiative of philosophy, inc.
Advisory Committee, Family Story
Advisory Committee, Intersectional Research Agenda at the Anna Julia Cooper Center, Wakeforest University
Advisory Committee, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health
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.