Jeannette Ruffins is Deputy Director of Supportive Housing at Bailey House, one of the oldest AIDS housing organizations in the country.  Ms. Ruffins oversees direct services to clients, building operations and client advocacy.

Ms. Ruffins has over 25 years of administrative, clinical and supervisory experience providing services and designing interventions for a variety of vulnerable and at risk populations.  She is passionate about social justice and ensuring that consumer voices are heard and integrated into program design.

In addition, Ms. Ruffins has 15 years of experience in staff training and development. She has supervised Master’s level students in variety of disciplines including clinical and direct practice, administration and community organizing.  Prior to joining Bailey House, Ms. Ruffins worked for HELP USA as Executive Director overseeing both permanent and transitional housing with support services for homeless families.

Ms. Ruffins received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration. She currently teaches at Brooklyn College in both the Undergraduate School of Arts and Science and the Graduate School of Education.