Keisha Varnell serves as Director of Program Operations at Methodist Kids’s House in Jackson MS. As an advocate for kids within the little one welfare system Keisha is enthusiastic about empowering foster youth to turn into change-makers within the little one welfare system as a result of she believes they’re the specialists whose voices must be on the heart of trauma knowledgeable care and providers.
As an administrator and advocate, she has been in a position to efficiently create bridges between victims of varied social injustices and policymakers by coaching that’s sufferer centered and trauma centered.
Along with her function at MCH, Keisha is a licensed forensic interviewer and has served as a coaching and technical help advisor with the Workplace for Victims of Crime (OVC) for the previous 12 years. Her areas of experience are trauma knowledgeable coaching and providers, interpersonal violence and human trafficking. Keisha sits on the Jackson Subject Workplace FBI Civil Rights Taskforce and is a member of the Mississippi Council on Human Trafficking Taskforce coaching committee. Keisha serves on the Board of Administrators for Attachment & Trauma Community, a nationwide group centered on offering assist, schooling and advocacy to households and professionals and MACCA – Mississippi Affiliation of Congregate Care Companies.
Keisha’s work is knowledgeable by her distinctive expertise of the kid welfare system from a number of vantage factors, together with as an adoptive mum or dad, skilled coach, administrator, and advocate.
Keisha is a local of Jackson MS.