The Boggs Center Welcomes Yaa Keene, MPH
Yaa Keene recently joined The Boggs Center as the Program and Data Coordinator for the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program (NJLEND). She is responsible for providing overall program and data coordination and analysis to the NJLEND program. Yaa earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health with a focus on Health Systems and Policy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a minor in Africana Studies from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Before coming to work at The Boggs Center, Yaa worked as a Department Secretary with the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania Health System administrative department. Prior to that, Yaa worked with Kelsch Associates in Westville New Jersey, providing an individualized approach to day-to-day care for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Boggs Center Welcomes Bethany Chase, LSW
Bethany Chase recently joined The Boggs Center as a Training and Consultation Specialist for the
Employment and Transition projects. Bethany provides training, consultation, and technical assistance
regarding best practices in Supported Employment and Transition to Adulthood.
Prior to her work at The Boggs Center, Bethany spent over a decade as Chair of
the Transition Department at the Cooke Center for Learning and Development,
based in New York City. In this capacity, Bethany assisted hundreds of students
with developmental disabilities and their families as they charted paths towards
independent, meaningful, and purposeful lives of their choosing.
Bethany received her master’s
degree from Columbia School of Social Work with a focus on Health, Mental
Health, and Disabilities. She earned her bachelor’s Degree in Music, with a
major in Music Therapy, from Berklee College of Music.