Director of Developmental Disabilities

Jennifer Purvis

As Developmental Disabilities Director, Jennifer is responsible for the  delivery of community-based services to persons with developmental disabilities in the 12-Parish region Northeast Delta HSA serves. This includes working directly with families and individuals to locate, plan, develop and advocate for specialized services, along with managing the operations of multiple state and federally funded developmental disabilities programs and services.

She has worked directly with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through waiver services while in private industry and has served in various management roles.  Jennifer has completed instruction in Person-Centered Planning and Personal Outcome Measurement as developed by the Council on Quality and Leadership in support of people with developmental disabilities. She has also served on multiple state panels and focus groups throughout the region that advocated for people with developmental disabilities.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University, which is now operating as the University of Louisiana at Monroe.