Jan is a graduate of Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa (Bachelor of Art) and the California State University, Sacramento (Master of Social Work Degree).
Jan brings to Shared Vision Consultants more than 35 years of expertise in the social work field. In child welfare, she has served as front-line social worker, supervisor, manager, and most recently as the Assistant Director for Adult and Family Services in Stanislaus County. In this capacity she served as the Child Welfare Director as well as leader for the Adult Services Program (Adult Protective Services and In-Home Supportive Services). Jan is gifted in critical thinking skills and in developing, and maintaining, strong community partnerships. Jan also has experience as a clinical social worker in the medical field and social worker for a non-profit adoption agency.
Jan recently retired from Stanislaus County and joined Shared Vision Consultants in May, 2016. At Shared Vision Consultants, Jan has participated in the California Child and Family Services Review for a variety of California counties. Jan’s area of expertise is group facilitation, program implementation, report analysis, and Child Welfare Policy and Procedures. Her critical thinking skills are an asset for any organization looking to develop best practices for the clients they serve.
In her spare time, Jan enjoys spending time with family, cooking and traveling.