Jessica joined the PAARI team in April 2018 after 10 years working in financial services.
Jessica graduated from Providence College in 2007 and recently went back to school and pursue a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Mental Health Counseling at Suffolk University. While studying restorative justice and new community policing strategies, Jessica learned about the position at PAARI and felt it would be an excellent opportunity to pursue her passion for improving the public’s understanding of addiction and mental health issues, and their perception of the difficult work that law enforcement does to keep our communities safe. Struggling with addiction for most of her life, Jessica also understands the role that police and the criminal justice system can have in guiding someone towards recovery.
Jessica lives and works in Boston and in the multifaceted role as Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator, Jessica supports Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and coordinates the PAARI-AmeriCorps program.