Theresa Lemus


Ms. Theresa Lemus has over 25 years of professional experience administering and providing direct clinical services in the Health and Human Services field, including physical and behavioral healthcare. Ms. Lemus is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a prior administrator for a non-profit treatment organization. Ms. Lemus has considerable knowledge and experience in program management, cross system collaboration, integrated service delivery, program and resource development, persuasive and technical writing, needs assessment and planning, research, evaluation, policy analysis, facilitation, coaching and consensus building. She has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams, problem-solving courts and collaborative practice programs. She communicates effectively and draws upon expansive knowledge of substance use and mental health services, health care, child welfare and the courts to provide the highest quality support to States and localities. Ms. Lemus is skilled in onsite facilitation and is proficient in the use of technologies, public speaking and presentations. Currently a Senior Program Associate and Change Leader for Children and Family Futures, Inc., Theresa works under the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Statewide Systems Reform Program and the Prevention and Family Recovery (PFR) Program funded by the Duke Foundation Charitable Trust.