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Johanna Greeson, PhD, MSS, MLSP Managing Faculty Director

Johanna Greeson is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice where she is the Director of the Child Well-Being & Child Welfare Specialization (CW2) for advanced year MSW students. She assumed the role of Managing Faculty Director in spring 2020. Her published work includes scholarly articles and book chapters on natural mentoring, evidence-based practices for older youth in foster care, including independent living programs, residential group care, intensive in-home therapy, and interventions that target education, employment, housing, health/mental health, and relationships. She has also published on low-income homeownership, child/adolescent traumatic stress, and domestic minor sex trafficking. Her work has been cited over 1,700 times in the scientific, peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Greeson has developed a theory-based and research-informed intervention for older youth in foster care, Caring Adults ‘R’ Everywhere (C.A.R.E.), focused on the cultivation of resilience through the development of supportive adult relationships for older youth in care. Dr. Greeson is also the co-developer of Youth Matters: Philly (YMP), a web-based, mapping app that is designed to connect vulnerable and at-risk youth, like those exiting foster care or who are homeless, in Philadelphia with needed resources, like shelter, food, and clothing. She received her PhD in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009.

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Jamie Suk

Jamie Suk is a J.D. Candidate in her third year at Penn Law and is the 2022-2023 Lerner Fellow in Child Welfare Policy at the Field Center. Prior to law school, Jamie worked in-house for two years at an investment management firm in New York City. During her second year at Penn Law, Jamie participated in the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic with Field Center Faculty Director Kara Finck. Through the clinic, Jamie worked with and represented youth in the child welfare system on dependency cases. Additionally, Jamie has served as the External Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), co-director of Programming of the American Constitution Society (ACS), and Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change. This past summer, Jamie worked as a summer associate in the corporate department at Paul, Weiss in New York. Jamie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University in 2018.