Janet has enjoyed a three-decade career in social work and public administration. She was the founding director of the Project Against Sexual Abuse of Appalachian Children, executive director of Girls Clubs of Dallas and research analyst for the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She served for 9 years in the cabinet for Mercer County, N.J. as the human services director and spent 7 years as the executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Prevent Child Abuse-America. In those roles she has managed multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets and been both a grant-maker and grant seeker. Janet served as the acting executive director of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and spent 2011 writing The Sex-Wise Parent, The Parent’s Guide for Protecting Your Child and Strengthening Your Family. As well as working for Prevent Child Abuse-America, she manages an active consulting practice with non-profit organizations, and blogs at Philly.com/kids health.
Janet has taught at Penn State, Rutgers University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and Temple University and offered continuing education courses for Rutgers University and Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Janet holds a BS in Family Studies, an MS in Health Education, both from The Pennsylvania State University; a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School.