Vice President (Executive Director, St. John’s Residence for Boys)

Jennifer Horsley brings more than 20 years of child welfare and non-profit experience. Since starting her career, she has worked in multiple roles within the child welfare continuum – a case planner, supervisor, director, and Executive Director. She began her career in 1995 as a case planner in the adoption and therapeutic foster boarding home programs at Little Flower. She is known for steadily taking on more responsibility and greater challenges, landing her the leadership role of director of Foster Care and the Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) program at Little Flower. She previously co-chaired the strategic plan implementation process.

In December 2018, Jennifer stepped up to fill the role of interim Executive Director of St. John’s Residence for Boys, a residential child welfare and juvenile justice program in Queens, New York. Jennifer was appointed the permanent position of Executive Director in July 2019. She also serves as Vice President on Little Flower’s Senior Executive Council. Her experience with teens in the foster care system has been a great asset to St. John’s and continues to have a positive impact.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work from Adelphi University and is the recipient of the first Little Flower Board President’s Award in 2017. She also serves on the board of directors for the Council of Family and Child Care Agencies ( COFCCA) and Community Action for Human Services (CAHS). Jennifer co-chairs the COFCCA Residential Care Committee. She is a long-time resident of Queens and continues to reside there with her family.