The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, promoted Jenny Livelli to chief operating officer. In her new position, Livelli will join the executive management team, work to improve the organization’s operating effectiveness and build organizational capacity.
“Jenny’s expertise in special education and continuous quality improvement combined with her familiarity with behavior health, strong problem-solving skills and systems orientation made her an ideal candidate for this position. We look forward to her continued leadership,” said Andrew L. Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance.
Livelli previously served as director of continuous quality improvement for The Children’s Guild Alliance. She brings more than 20 years of experience in administration and education focused on students with special needs.
Before joining The Children’s Guild Alliance, Livelli consulted for Kids First Educational and Behavioral Consultants and provided educational and behavioral consultation services to families and private schools working with children with special needs. Previously, she was a senior school administrator for a large behavioral health system in Towson and focused on compliance and risk management, program development and school leadership. Livelli also held positions including vice president and director of administration and program development for a child-serving organization in Silver Spring.
Livelli remains involved with the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the National Association of Private Special Education Centers. She holds an advanced professional certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education as well as certificates in perfecting patient care lean methodology and implementing effective human-centered design.
She holds a Master of Education in school administration and supervision from Loyola University. Livelli earned her bachelor’s degree in English and a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure B-12 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Baltimore.
The Children’s Guild Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children’s Guild Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, The Academy for Working Students (TAWS), TranZed Apprenticeships, The Transformation Education Institute, National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN), and The National Children’s Guild Fund. (www.childrensguild.org)