Meet the SWHPN Staff 

Jessica Strong, Executive Director


Jessica Strong is SWHPN’s Executive Director as of March 2020 after seven years of progressing with the organization from conference planner to membership manager to Strategic Director. Jessica received her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. She has spent the past fifteen years in various administrative and management positions for mental health and human services-related nonprofits, including founding her own nonprofit consultancy 2011. She is an advisor to a startup that is addressing childcare issues for working parents and volunteers with a local mutual aid nonprofit. She has three kids, two dogs, one husband, and lives in New Mexico.


Natalie Kovacic, Program Manager


Erin Scholes, Events Manager