Nonprofits each have a culture of their own, but what doesn’t change is the skills needed to run one smoothly. Learning to play nice in the sandbox lends nicely to strong partnerships and a healthy organization. Jena Mottola comes to NHPA with over 23 years in the nonprofit arena. When Jena first started her career her focus was on family and immigrant literacy education and outreach. Her years working in Cambridge, Massachusetts gave her the foundation and experience to understand a broad range of social and economic issues that communities continue to face today.
Moving back to the Midwest was when Jena began leading a team of professionals at a nonprofit museum. Jumping in with her sleeves rolled, she quickly took the organization from a marginal numbers of visitors to over fifteen thousand per year. No small feat. She did this by raising additional grant funds, gaining memberships, expanding educational programming and hiring a supporting staff. That sounds simple on paper but what it means is that Jena’s professional strategy focuses on three main areas when aligning herself with any organization; partnerships, fiscal preparedness and leading a thriving team.
Jena is passionate about nonprofit work and has a personal and lifelong respect for mental health. In her spare time she immerses herself in all things health and nutrition. She loves hiking and hanging out with her husband, two kiddos and the family dog. Jena holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management as well as a graduate certificate in negotiation and conflict resolution.
Leslie Gould, MSW
Continuing Education Coordinator
Jacquelyn Reinert, Psy.D.
Dr. Jacki Reinert is the Continuing Education Coordinator for NHPA. Prior to accepting the position at Central office, she served as the student liaison to the Board of Directors (2016-2017). Dr. Reinert also serves as the chairperson for Nominations and Awards, and volunteers on several subcommittees.
Dr. Reinert has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including therapeutic schools, residential treatment programs and in community mental health providing individual and group therapy. She has comprehensive training in psychological assessment, conducting testing with children, adolescents, and transitional-aged adults with complex trauma. Dr. Reinert has extensive experience providing intensive in-home family treatment, family outreach and care coordination for adolescents served by the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Children and Families. She provided similar services for children who had been adopted internationally or through the foster care system through a program funded by the New York Office of Children and Family Services. Prior to doctoral studies, Dr. Reinert was a licensed mental health counselor who worked in a private therapeutic school serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire students. In this setting, she conducted individual, group, and in-home family therapy to children, adolescents with complicated learning and psychiatric disabilities and their families. Dr. Reinert also taught modified health and sexual health curriculum for transitional aged young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning and Intellectual disabilities, and global/pervasive developmental issues.
Dr. Reinert received her doctoral degree from Rivier University in the combined Counseling and School Psychology program. Her dissertation research explored the impact special education staff stress and coping styles have on their perception of problematic student behavior and the use of exclusionary discipline contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline.
In addition to her role as CE Coordinator, Dr. Reinert is a pediatric neuropsychology post-doctoral fellow at NESCA, completing neuropsychological and psychological (projective) assessments in the Newton, Massachusetts and Londonderry, New Hampshire (beginning in March 2018). Dr. Reinert also co-facilitates parent child groups and provides clinical consultation. She is passionate about providing a safe space for children and adolescents with complex needs, including those with sexual and gender concerns.