Nneka Jones Tapia

Managing Director, Justice Initiatives
Chicago Beyond

Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the Managing Director of Justice Initiatives at Chicago Beyond, is an experienced psychologist who is passionate about mental wellness, criminal justice reform, and supporting young people who have experienced trauma. In 2018, Dr. Jones Tapia was named Chicago Beyond’s first-ever Leader in Residence through its Leadership Venture, a fellowship designed to drive systemic change by giving local leaders the platform and resources to leverage their expertise and skills to tackle significant challenges facing Chicago’s youth. During her residency, Dr. Jones Tapia’s efforts led to a partnership with Chicago Public Schools that supported the school district in developing its healing-centered framework to address trauma holistically.

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