Douglass (Public Health Admin)
Rutgers, Graduate School of Social Work (Master's)
Walden University (PhD)
After attending the local high school in her hometown of Deptford, New Jersey, Juanita completed her BA at Douglass College, and later a MSW at Rutgers University. Juanita completed her dissertation titled: Shared Trauma: A Critical Phenomenological Investigation of African American Teachers at Walden University. The dissertation was nominated as Outstanding Dissertation at Walden in 2015. Her professional history includes serving as the program director of the Atlantic County Youth Advocate Program, managing an adolescent and adult partial care program at South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources, and directing and providing therapy at group homes for mentally ill children for Family Services of Burlington County, now known as Twin Oaks Behavioral Healthcare.
Upon accomplishing her objective of becoming an executive director at Generations, Inc., Community Development Corporation, Juanita decided to pursue her next goal of attaining a doctoral degree. She is currently employed by Walden University as the Graduate Research Assistance for the department of Human Services, complimenting her desire to continue conducting research in her chosen field of study. She currently provides editing and mentoring to over 10 students, especially those working with on-line platforms. She is an expert at APA 6th edition and is an avid researcher on topics that adversely affect the populations she is committed to serve. Her other area of expertise, program development (from conceptualization through institutionalization) comes based on the accumulation of years of experience working with a myriad of social work and human service agencies. She considers herself a life-long learner and enjoys developing and supporting that passion with other students.
After serving as a program manager for the New Jersey Children’s Trust Fund, I became the first director of two non-profit technical assistance centers in Trenton, New Jersey, the Support Center for Non-Profit Management and Thomas Edison State College’s John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. During her tenure in these positions, she honed her technical and grant writing skills, and is also considered an expert trainer in the field of non-profit management, disaster, trauma, and crisis management.
After attending the local high school in her hometown of Deptford, New Jersey, Juanita completed her BA at Douglass College, and later a MSW at Rutgers University. Juanita completed her dissertation titled: Shared Trauma: A Critical Phenomenological Investigation of African American Teachers at Walden University. The dissertation was nominated as
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