Jaia Peterson Lent

Deputy Executive Director and Co-Director of the National Center on Grandfamilies

As Deputy Executive Director, Jaia assists the executive director with leadership, management, policy, fundraising, and operational matters. She leads GU’s policy work educating Congress on intergenerational issues, coordinating a diverse group of organizations serving on GU’s Policy Committee, overseeing grassroots outreach efforts, and presenting at national and international conferences. Jaia received her Masters of Social Work from Syracuse University. She is a licensed social worker who has worked in Child Protective Services, refugee resettlement, and in many other capacities with individuals and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.