Meet Our Team

Founded by three social workers, The Jacob Center believes strongly that every youth is inherently resilient.

Our team works hard to operate our programming and tailor our interventions around this principle, seeking to empower youth and build upon their strengths and interests.

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In 2023, The Jacob Center worked with more than 700 individuals.

The dedicated support of our compassionate community partners and donors has allowed us to reach further than ever before.

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Leadership Team

Emily BrownShe/her

Co-Executive Director

Stephanie MagnieShe/her

Co-Executive Director

Erin Zeiner – She/her

Co-Executive Director, TBRI® Practitioner

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Meghan JordanShe/Her

Grants & Development Coordinator

Ilene Wical

Ilene Wical – she/her


Adrienne BirtShe/Her

Program Manager

Melissa FenoglioShe/Her

Program Manager

Alyssa Esposito – She/her

TBRI® Practitioner

Board of Directors

Doreen Canova


Suriya Vijayasarathy

Vice President

Yaz Juneau She/her

Secretary & Treasurer

Devin Aubry

Community Liaison

Melinda Phipps

Community/Marketing Liaison

Join the team

We’re always looking for passionate individuals to be part of our mission at the Jacob Center.

For inquiries about employment, volunteer, and internship opportunities, please email We look forward to hearing from you!

why the Jacob center?

Trauma-informed agency
Serving youth and families since 1988
Focused on cultivating resilience and felt safety
Experienced leadership team
Committed to training and mentorship

Have questions?

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Members of our Amazing team

We’re now 30+ people dedicated to serving youth and family. Our team focuses on empowerment, felt safety, and mutual respect. All while having fun.


Amaury’s non-judgmental and approachable demeanor is a breath of fresh air. He develops rapport with youth and families very well and has a great ability to create felt-safety in his professional relationships. 


Sarah never shies away from the work it takes to plan and coordinate meaningful and fun activities that create felt-safety and connection for others.

Selfie of Zach, with glasses, shaggy hair, and a yellow shirt.


Zach is never short on enthusiasm, excitement, and flexibility in his work with youth and families. He is a great advocate for youth and works very hard to assure kids are seen and heard. Zach’s passion for this work is refreshing and he creates a safe space for kids, co-workers, and families to be expressive, create connection, and have fun!


Want to see creativity, reliability, compassion, and endless patience in action? Look no further. Emily listens wholeheartedly to people, provides non-judgmental advice, and never fails to show up and be present for those she serves.

Thank you to our partners, collaborators & supporters

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The Jacob Center is a proud partner agency of Realities for Children Inc., receiving emergency funding support, activity opportunities, community outreach and awareness so we can better serve those in need. Learn more >

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