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Meet Our Navigators

At Kinship Connections of Wyoming our Kinship Navigator Specialists are passionate about our mission to support and nurture kinship caregivers and the children they are raising through services, resources, education, and advocacy. They believe it is critical for the voices of kinship caregivers to be heard across the state and beyond so that they can be given every opportunity to provide a safe, stable, and loving home for the children they are raising.

Without further ado, we would love to introduce you to the Kinship Navigator Specialists who work tirelessly to achieve our mission!

Jena has been with Kinship Connections of Wyoming for just over a year. She began her journey with the program as a Kinship Navigator Specialist when the program launched, and she recently added Program Manager to her role. Jena earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and has over seven years of social services and case management experience. Her experiences include ensuring the safety and well-being of children and working directly with and supporting kinship families. Jena is passionate about supporting individuals, families, and the community. In Jena’s spare time you will find her spending time with her husband, stepson, four-month-old son, fur babies, family, and friends.

Gabby joined us as the Kinship Navigator Specialist for Laramie County in January 2020. She earned her BSW from Colorado State University and has seven years of experience working in human services. She was previously a child protection case worker in Colorado for 3 years and has a passion for working with families. Her experience ranges from working with individuals with developmental disabilities to supporting families in the child protection system. She has a passion for helping create stability and support for families. When she is not working, she is enjoying every second with her family. She enjoys hiking, drinking coffee, and laughing with those she holds close to her heart.
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