Jinna Samara Halperin, M.P.H.

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Ms. Halperin worked with DMA as a subcontractor and subsequently joined DMA in 2014. She has provided management consulting, program management, technical assistance, and writing services to numerous social service agencies, health care organizations, community hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Halperin has facilitated dozens of Listening Sessions, focus groups, and key informant interviews on behalf of Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as other project partners. She recently served as the project manager and one of the lead evaluators for DMA’s five-year evaluation of Caring Together, the Department of Child and Families’ Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project to redesign residential services throughout the Commonwealth in partnership with the Department of Mental Health. Ms. Halperin provides ongoing technical assistance and support to the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, primarily focused on Recovery Support Services and Workforce Development. She recently co-led the Massachusetts Recovery Coach Workforce Scan and presented findings to the state’s Recovery Coach Commission. Ms. Halperin managed and led data collection for the City of Boston Youth Substance Use Prevention Strategic Plan on behalf for the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services. Ms. Halperin led a three-year SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment evaluation of the enhanced and expanded Rhode Island Veterans Treatment Court, which included staff trainings on data collection, entry, and reporting as well as on using data for quality improvement.

As an independent consultant, Ms. Halperin provided writing, editing, and communications services to a range of clients. She also worked as a technical assistance provider for the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention program. Ms. Halperin earned her Masters of Public Health from Boston University and her Bachelors of Arts with honors in Anthropology and African Studies from Beloit College.