D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Hires Chief Programs Officer
Grand Rapids, Mich. – D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) is pleased to announce Jeremiah Hawkins has been hired as Chief Programs Officer. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience working with children and families across different systems including non-profit community-based services and government agencies.
Most recently, Hawkins worked as the Senior Program Officer for the Office of Strategic Development at the Department of Children and Families in Trenton, NJ. Prior to that role, Hawkins was an administrator for the Child and Family Services Agency of Washington, DC. He also worked with Jewish Child and Family Services in Chicago, IL, and Bridge for Youth in Minneapolis, MN.
“The CPO plays a critical role in leading and guiding the quality, capacity and sustainability of our client service programs, and Jeremiah brings great passion for the advancement of our mission and vision,” said Jim Paparella, President/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s.
Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science from University of Minnesota, as well as a master’s degree in Social Work from Colombia University School of Social Work.