Part of the secret sauce of the Jordan Institute for Families is the collaboration that it weaves across the School of Social Work as well as beyond the School. As such, the team brings their experience, connections and additional resources to focus on families and the important JIF mission. Extramural funding is essential at this point in time and all team members support their JIF work in part with contracts and grants. Dean Gary Bowen is a critical partner, serving as the chief advisor to the JIF Team.
Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Director of the Jordan Institute for Families, John A. Tate Early Career Scholars for Children in Need Professorship, Executive Director, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 919-843-2455
Gary Nelson, DSW, Director of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy
Todd Jensen, PhD, MSW, Research Associate
Christina Hill-Coillot, MSW, LCSW, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager
Noel Mazade, PhD, Professor of the Practice: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, Adjunct Professor: Department of Health Policy and Management: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Research Fellow: Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Debbie Barrett, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Clinical Lecture Series, UNC School of Social Work and School of Medicine – Psychiatry
Ting Guan, 2nd Year Doctoral Student
Melissa Villodas, LMSW, 1st Year Doctoral Student
Our growing list of key faculty and staff collaborators includes Amy Blank Wilson, Lane Cooke, Dean Duncan, Josh Hinson, Paul Lanier, Barbara Leach, Kirsten Kainz, Alison Metz, Tamara Norris, Beth Lowder and Mark Test as well as the Gina Chowa and her team at the Global Social Development Innovations.
The Jordan Institute for Families works closely with the UNC School of Social Work Communications, Development and Business Teams. We appreciate their support.
The Jordan Institute for Families
School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill
325 Pittsboro St., CB#3550
First & Second Floors, Tate, Turner Kuralt Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550