Johanna Creswell Báez
Johanna Creswell Báez is currently the Manager of Course Development and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work with the Online Campus. Johanna co-founded the non-profit branch Wediko Children’s Services in New York City and worked as their Director and Research/Grants Manager. In her work with Wediko New York, she oversaw a multi-site program evaluation assessing social and emotional learning and the intersection trauma with inner-city students, was their primary grant writer, provided weekly clinical supervision, and was a part of the senior administration team in directing program decisions. Most recently, she has been working with immigrant youth and their families in Texas, as a Clinical Scholars Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Johanna earned her masters from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2006. In 2015, she earned her PhD in clinical social work from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has over fifteen years of experience working with emotionally challenged youth and their families providing direct clinical services in residential settings, within New York City public schools, and in private practice. For the past five years, Johanna has also supported programming as an administrator and clinical supervisor. Johanna has experience in program development, advocacy, staff training, grant writing, financial management, and program evaluation with a specialization in qualitative and mixed methods research.