Community Engagement Specialist
Vanessa is the Community Engagement Specialist at The Wise Family. She is also a current Ph.D. student studying organizational culture, race and gender equity. As a former college athlete, Vanessa has spent much of her career working in college athletic administration, fundraising dollars for student-athlete scholarships, and engaging alumni networks.
Vanessa is our bridge to the community! She connects our practice and our clinicians with community organizations, school counselors, businesses, and groups to provide resources and to help educate our surrounding communities about mental wellness.
In her spare time, she likes to stay involved in athletic activities. She has completed two marathons and is learning to roller skate!
“Amy brings together the best emotion-focused strategies with cutting-edge brain science to change the lives of children and families”— Parent of adopted twin girls
“I went home and practiced what Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
She has been a tremendous help with family issues and getting our children organized for success in life. Highly recommend her.— Mom of three young adults ages 20 – 24