Adam Edwards, MPA

Adam Edwards is the Training and Instructional Design Specialist for JRI. He received his Bachelor’s in Nonprofit and Arts Administration from UMASS Amherst and his MPA from Anna Maria College. Adam has worked in classroom and training environments for over 15 years in the public and private sectors across various settings from Early Intervention programs through work with adult learners, with a particular focus on adaptive curriculum development and behavioral support. He currently serves as the LMS administrator for JRI, and is focused on engaging learners with new and innovative content. He is a member of the JRI Trauma Response Network, and is an Instructor certified by the American Red Cross and the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center. Adam remains committed to utilizing art as a tool of Social Justice, and raising awareness of Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Stigma.

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.