Jennifer Demaree

Jennifer Demaree, MS
Senior Content Specialist

Jennifer Demaree is the Senior Content Specialist for the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC). In this role, Jennifer edits and oversees editing for all of the content on the CEBC website. She also oversees the flow of all of the upcoming and current program registry content for the website and maintains communication with all of the program representatives. Starting as the copy editor on this project in 2006, Jennifer established herself as a specialist at editing the program information and all of the website content with a focus on the child welfare audience. In 2010, Jennifer took on the role of Content and Design Specialist. In this capacity, she edited and oversaw the quality assurance of all of the website content and CEBC materials including the final presentation of all resources and tools.

Jennifer has also served as the editor and sometimes graphic designer on all of the SAMHSA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network grants the Chadwick Center has been awarded since 2005. She is also the primary editor for the internal newsletter for the Chadwick Center. Prior to Jennifer's employment at the Chadwick Center in 2004, she worked in church membership and marketing for four years in San Diego; and in socially responsible market research for four years in the Washington, DC, area. Jennifer earned a Master's of Science in Advertising and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in her home state.

One of Jennifer's driving forces is from a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. Jennifer loves working on the CEBC website since it is all about providing resources to those who serve children in need, which is one of the greatest ways of serving.

Jennifer is the proud mom of one aspiring writer, one audiovisual technician, and one senior in high school hoping to study lighting design in college. Jennifer is happily married to her husband, John, who is a local United Methodist minister and, in his spare time, a lighting and sound designer for local youth and community theaters. Jennifer loves musical theater and is on the board of Theater for Young Professionals (TYP), in addition to volunteering with any theater production in which their youngest is performing or did the lighting design for them. In addition to volunteering at their local church and various San Diego youth theaters, Jennifer is most proud of the fact that since spring 2010, she has led 11 disaster recovery rebuild teams on weeklong mission trips to areas hit by natural disasters all over the United States. The teams repaired and built homes for people in those areas who cannot afford to get the work done any other way.