University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Meet Jessica P.

Jessica is a Family Navigator in Storm Lake. She has two adopted children with special health care needs, a daughter with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and depression and a son with attention deficit disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. "Our children are so amazing in what they overcome each day," said Jessica. "Seeing parents also struggle each day with their children's disorders is what drive me in this work." Jessica has always had a passion for working with families and children and has experience working with Head Start and Early Head Start. She plans to maintain resilience in her role by learning from others as she hopes others learn from her.