Jill Gresham serves as a Senior Program Associate with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures. In this role, she serves as an advisor and technical consultant to states, counties, tribes and regions across the country in issues related to substance abuse, child welfare and the courts, providing and coordinating various levels of technical assistance.
Jill has 15 years of experience in the substance abuse field, the majority of which was working with women and mothers. Familiar with the spectrum of substance abuse services and trauma, Ms. Gresham brings experience in everything from harm reduction housing to long term residential programs for pregnant and parenting women. In her roles as clinician and director, she worked closely with Child Protective Services sitting on Child Protective Teams and an advisory board to King County’s Family Treatment Court. Prior to joining Children and Family Futures, Jill co-founded and directed New Traditions, an outpatient treatment facility for low income, pregnant and parenting women in Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Gresham earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University Seattle.