Jenise L. Katalina, MSW, LICSW

Jenise Katalina is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors and Executive Leader for the Women of Color Health Equity Collective, a movement building nonprofit organization based out of Western Mass that is focused on building community capacity to support women and girls of color in achieving their optimal health and well-being. In addition to offering consulting and career coaching to women of color through Rise Leadership and Coaching, Jenise is also the founder of Kindred Healing Counseling Services which is a mental health private practice focused on supporting individuals experiencing intergenerational trauma, racial trauma, and perinatal mood disorders. Jenise’s experience includes the role of Healthy Families Resource Specialist at the Children’s Trust, a statewide agency focused on stopping child abuse in Massachusetts, where she provided training and technical assistance to program management across the state with a focus on implementing policies and practice with a racial equity lens. Before joining the Children’s Trust, Jenise served as the Vice President of Family Services at Square One, a community-based non-profit in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within this role, Jenise designed, implemented, and managed multiple home visiting and family support programs serving multigenerational families. Jenise’s prior experience includes management roles within residential programs for latency-age children and gang aversion programs for teen youth in Springfield. Jenise received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State University and her Master of Social Work from Springfield College. She has studied under the founders of the Culturally Humility Framework and has offered technical assistance and training to multiple institutions striving to incorporate a Racial Equity lens into their work and move towards being anti-racist organizations. She serves on multiple interdisciplinary workgroups and initiatives focused on Racial Equity, Health Equity and Maternal Health at the state and community level. She provides clinical reflective supervision, coaching and mentorship to women navigating their careers. Jenise also serves as an adjunct faculty for multiple Master level Social Work programs.