Jeanette Vega, Assistant Director for Training and Policy

Jeanette specializes in presenting to child welfare professionals about her experience and about parents’ perspectives and leads Rise’s consulting work with the Administration for Children’s Services and other agencies on their internal staff trainings.

Jeanette has contributed to Rise since 2008 and became a Parent Leader in 2016. In 2018, she was promoted to Training Director and in 2020, she was promoted to Assistant Director.

Jeanette graduated from the Child Welfare Organizing Project’s Parent Leadership Training in 2005 and was one of the first Parent Advocates to staff Child Safety Conferences in New York City. Jeanette worked as a Parent Advocate at Episcopal Social Services for four years and is also certified as a visiting coach/ host.

Jeanette’s passion and dedication to this work and organization comes from wanting all parents to be the lead voices in changing systems and building community power. Parents know what parents need.

Jeanette is a proud wife and mother of 4 awesome boys.