Jean has worked at The Arc of Aurora with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for 27 years. For the past 18 years she has coordinated the organization’s work raising awareness about the incidence and prevalence of victimization of people with I/DD, as well as developing and implementing education opportunities for responders to those crimes. Jean currently manages the training and education work of the organization’s education program and social enterprise THINK+change. In 2015 Jean consulted for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) to help build capacity in its member agencies to better serve victims of sexual assault who have an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Jean’s Master’s work led her to the Alzheimer’s Association where she worked before coming to The Arc of Aurora. She headed its national office’s education department in Chicago, and first volunteered for and then worked for its Denver Chapter. Jean’s undergraduate degree is in education, and she’s taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Jean has been a local Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels volunteer for five years.