COVID-19 Update

New HCRS Children’s Division Director

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Jennifer A. Smith as the new Director of our Children, Youth, & Families Division.

Jennifer brings extensive experience in community-based youth programs, both in Vermont and Massachusetts, our non-profit agency. Having provided clinical and administrative oversight to many non-profits serving children and adolescents over the last 28 years, Jennifer is well prepared to take this role to new heights. Jennifer earned her Masters degree from UCONN’s School of Social Work in Connecticut.

Jennifer states, “I am thrilled to return to Vermont, where there is such a strong culture of community collaboration and support for the youth and families we serve.” She lives in Williamsburg, MA with her two dogs and many chickens. She relishes time with her two granddaughters, ages 10 and 12, and spends as much time as possible outdoors hiking, gardening, and biking.

“We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to our Senior Leadership Team,” said George Karabakakis, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. Her vast experience and expertise in both treating and supervising clinical work with children and families who are struggling with mental health issues is a valuable asset for the agency.”

Jennifer Smith