Yale University – B.A.
New York University - M.S.W.
Standing Committee: Learning
Special Committee: Momentum Campaign
Jody currently serves as a Guardian Ad Litem, advocating for the rights and needs of children in the foster care system. Most recently, she worked as a Clinical Therapist MSW Candidate at the Child Guidance Center in Norwalk, Conn. There, she provided outpatient therapeutic services to children and their families to treat psychological, behavioral, developmental, educational and social problems.
Prior to pursuing her MSW, Jody worked extensively in the non-profit world, with a focus on education and advocating for the needs of underserved children and their families. She was a consultant to Duncan Edwards in the founding of The Waterside School, a private school serving children of low-income households in grades pre-K through 5. She identified and researched “best practices” at public, private and charter schools across the country serving at-risk elementary aged children and assisted in defining and implementing the school’s founding principles, target demographic and operating procedures. Earlier in her career, Jody was the Director of Development and Special Campaigns at Save The Children in Westport, Conn., where she directed major gift fundraising, events and publicity, and created and implemented the Women’s Leadership Council, a national initiative to mobilize women of influence around the needs of disadvantaged women and children and to increase awareness of the state of the world’s mothers. Prior to Save the Children, Jody worked as Associate Director of Development of A Different September Foundation at Boston University, where she managed Chelsea Schools’ pioneering educational initiatives with the Superintendent and staff from the Boston University School of Education. She was also a Marketing Manager for the Special Olympics World Games Organizing Committee, where she worked with the President and Executive Director to raise more than $40 million to stage the largest sport event in the world in 1995.
Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where she was captain of the varsity women’s swim team. In addition, Jody received her Masters of Social Work from New York University.
Jody and her husband, Mitch, have four children: Cooper ’18, Alexandra '18, Jack '20 and Teddy. She has a long-time passion for education and is excited to be a part of helping St. Luke's continue to grow and thrive.