Youth Development Executives of King Countyjwerner@ydekc.org
Jessica convenes cross-sector teams to strengthen “whole child, whole day” efforts–especially social emotional learning and access to high-quality expanded learning opportunities on behalf of the Road Map Project. She leads Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC), a coalition of nonprofit youth serving organizations and a core partner of the Road Map Project. Before becoming the founding Executive Director for YDEKC in 2011, Jessica supported youth development efforts at the YMCA of Greater Seattle for nine years. She has a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s from Occidental College. Jessica loves spending time near the water and thinks Seward Park on a clear day with the eagles and osprey flying can’t be beat.