Betsy is the Managing Director of Young Adult Justice Initiatives at the Roca Impact Institute with 18 years of experience in her field focusing on criminal and juvenile justice advocacy, policy development aimed improving, and building systems to meet the diverse needs of our communities. Her role as Managing Director of Young Adult Justice Initiatives concentrates on building and cultivating our strategic partnerships, overseeing client initiatives at scale, and using her years of expertise to foster national visibility for Rewire CBT as an individual behavior and systems change strategy.
Betsy most recently served as the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services’ Deputy Secretary of Community Operations where she focused on: changing the way young people, families, and stakeholders experience justice system interventions; mitigating racial disparities and developing a fair and equitable approach to reform; and empowering opportunities for shared innovation with partners to become a catalyst for change. Betsy volunteers with community-based organizations, serves on the Mentor MD/DC Board of Directors, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and Widener University School of Law.