Gail Kennedy, MSW serves on the Youth & Family Team in the Youth & Family Resiliency Area of Expertise. Gail provides overall coordination and works with others on her team to deliver the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Program in communities across the state. She currently co-leads the Well-Connected Communities Project in Sullivan County working with other UNHCE staff and a coalition of community partners focused on youth substance misuse prevention. She is past Co-Principal Investigator of the 4-H National Mentoring Program assisting with the development of the Youth and Families with Promise (YFP) Program in 5 locations across the state and a past Principal Investigator for 4-H Living Interactive Family Education (4-H LIFE) Program & 4-H Tech Wizards in Sullivan County, NH. Gail also partners with other organizations in the community serving on coalitions aimed at strengthening youth, families and communities including those most vulnerable. She has worked with the Sullivan County Department of Corrections to deliver programs to strengthen family life skills in the areas of money management, parenting and healthy relationships.
Gail received her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Psychology from Fairfield University.