Jennifer Magnabosco, Ph.D., ACC, brings over 25 years of experience in the human services field as an organizational consultant, researcher, manager, certified coach, clinician, educator, and developer of educational programs to OPEN MINDS.
Dr. Magnabosco conducts research, organizational change, and workforce development projects for human services organizations. She teaches online leadership, policy, research, and program evaluation courses as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work. As a Life and Leadership Coach, she works with individuals, groups, and teams, “to embrace change and forge transitions with knowledge, confidence, and grace” so that they can achieve personal and professional growth.
During her career, she has held a variety of positions in non-profit and government organizations that have required multiple skillsets to meet organizational and client needs. Such positions have included Co-Principal Investigator and Projects Director, Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS), and Center of Excellence for the Study of Health Care Provider Behavior; Management Consultant, Principal Investigator and Leadership Coach at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Researcher/Evaluator, California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions; Associate Director and Co-Principal Investigator at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University; Assistant Director and Co-Investigator at the Center for the Study of Social Work Practice, Columbia University; Associate Policy Researcher and Co-Investigator at The RAND Corporation, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mental Health Policy Research Network; and Staff Psychotherapist at Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and Genesis Day School. Dr. Magnabosco has also served as Research Professor and Capstone Thesis Advisor at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at California State University at Los Angeles, and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Magnabosco’s organizational consulting, research, presentations and publications have focused on several areas: The implementation, improvement and evaluation of community-based and government services and systems; organizational assessment and development; implementation science; organizational change and change management; workforce development, leadership and coaching; educational program development; evidence-based practice and policy; outcomes and performance measurement; and mental health, substance use, and homelessness populations. She is co-developer and co-editor of the first (1997) and second (2011) editions of the NASW Press book, Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods.
A long-time board member and volunteer leader in professional organizations, Dr. Magnabosco currently serves as Mental Health Section Policy Committee Chair for the American Public Health Association, Policy Mentor for the Network for Social Management, and Mentor for the Graduate Women’s Athletic Association for the University of Chicago. She also serves as a reviewer for academic journals and has served as a Technical Reviewer for the Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).
Dr. Magnabosco holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy Administration from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Social Science-Human Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago. She received her certification as a Life and Leadership Coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching, an accredited program by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the ICF. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for the Adult, Youth, and Higher Education Modules.